MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A man is behind bars for transportation of narcotics, thanks to K-9 Officer Beny, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A silver Mazda was initially stopped for a traffic violation until officers say that there was a suspicion of criminal activity.
K-9 Officer Beny then sniffed the exterior of the vehicle and alerted his handler to a positive odor of narcotics.
Officers say, about five pounds of what could be fentanyl powder was found in a hidden compartment that was built under the driver and passenger floors.
The driver was arrested for transporting and possessing drugs.