Narcotics-sniffing police K-9 ‘Brutus’ leads to meth arrests

"Brutus," a narcotics-sniffing police K9, poses after his powerful sense of smell led to the arrest of two people on felony heroin and methamphetamine charges, Mohave County, Arizona, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Mohave County Sheriff's Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A traffic stop led to the arrest of two people Saturday after a police K-9 sniffed near the car’s passenger side door and detected narcotics, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office reports.

The four-legged detective, “Brutus,” exercised its powerful sense of smell shortly after midnight on Highway 389 and Mohave Avenue in Colorado City, Arizona.

Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a red car allegedly travelling 67 mph in a 50 mph zone.

“Upon contact with the driver, Jason Alan Dick, and the passenger, Kristen Fanning, … several nervousness indicators were observed,” Mohave County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release.

Brutus was brought into the mix and gave a positive indication for illicit drugs, prompting a search of the vehicle that authorities say yielded roughly 3 grams of heroin, 3 grams of methamphetamine and 1 gram of liquid methamphetamine.

“Numerous syringes were located throughout the vehicle along with two meth pipes, a scale, and numerous other drug paraphernalia items,” the press release states.

Police say Dick and Fanning, both of Brier, Washington, were each charged with four felonies: possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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