Photo: K-9 sniffs out $1M drug bust
The K-9 found 47.5 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated street value that exceeds $1 million
By PoliceOne Staff
YAVAPAI COUNTY, Ariz. — An Arizona K-9 sniffed out a million-dollar drug bust.
The Daily Courier reports that on Monday, authorities pulled over Eduardo Pedro Martinez, 20, for an equipment violation. Martinez initially refused to step out of the vehicle before the deputy opened the vehicle door and ordered the suspect out of the sedan, according to The Arizona Republic.
Deputies deployed K-9 Vader, who found several packages that contained cocaine and marijuana. The total weight of the cocaine packages was 47.5 pounds, with an estimated street value that exceeds $1 million, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said.
The sheriff’s office said deputies also found 27.5 pounds of marijuana and a forged social security card.
Martinez faces a slew of drug charges, including transportation of narcotics for sale.