Fayette County crime dog Lobos helps nab 109 lbs. of pot

From the Fayette County sheriff’s office:

 

 

 

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Sgt. Randy Thumann and Lobos pose with about 109 pounds of seized marijuana. Photo provided by Fayette County sheriff’s office

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Monday morning around 10:11 a.m., the Fayette County sheriff’s office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 partner Lobos, stopped a Ford F-150 on Interstate 10 for a traffic violation. During the road side interview, Sgt. Thumann identified several indicators that the driver was possibly trafficking illegal narcotics. Consent to search the vehicle was given and Lobos was deployed to conduct an exterior sweep of the vehicle. Sgt. Thumann observed Lobos alert to the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle’s auxiliary fuel tank. Sgt. Thumann accessed the compartment and observed 11 wrapped bundles of marijuana which weighed approximately 109 pounds, with an approximate street value of $50,000. Arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana was Arturo Pena, 35, of Zapata, who was transported to the Dan R. Beck Justice Center where he was released to jail staff.

 

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