Chicago K-9 sniffs out $10 million in narcotics

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A police K-9 helped the Chicago Police Department officers find more than 1,500 pounds of narcotics worth about $10 million in street value. On their Facebook page, the stash was discovered quickly as the dog smelled the drugs during a traffic stop. Photos showed the bags stacked around the evidence room.

“Chicago Police Officers assigned to the Narcotics Unit conducted a narcotics investigation which led to a traffic stop of a vehicle suspected in narcotics trafficking. A Police canine alerted to the scent of narcotics and a subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in over 1500 pounds of cannabis products with a street value of over $10,000,000 being recovered.

Officers learned that the narcotics were enroute to Chicago from California. The driver of the vehicle was placed in custody and charged with Cannabis – Possess more than 5000 grams.

Thank you to Officers for your hard work in this large narcotics seizure.”

According to the Chicago Tribune, police stopped a pickup truck on June 21 in suburban Midlothian. The truck was heading to California, and the driver was arrested and charged with the possession of marijuana.

Jason Tanner, 42, of Lakehead, California appeared in court on June 22 and bail was set at $50,000. He is currently in Cook County Jail and is scheduled to be back in court on July 10.

Give that dog a treat! Good boy.

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7 replies
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    Not surprised at all! Just bursting with pride! These brave police dog heroes risk their lives to help our police every day! Sorry–did I miss it–what is the name of this amazing superhero? In any case, bless the police and their beloved dog partners!

  2. Sue says:

    Sad. One would think that given their natural talents, the dogs would be treated better behind the scenes – more like what the departments tell the public, which are lies.

  3. susispot says:

    Way to go. I wish they shared his name. Maybe on their fb page. I hope he gets more than a pat on the head. Pot is legal in several states, although I don’t think this mode of travel is ok. When I saw this on the afternoon news, I had to laugh at the dog posed in the middle of the haul. 🙂

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    K9 officers deserve the same credit as human officers – they are an integral part of any police department and need to be treated as such – they are the first sent into dangerous situations and confront vicious criminals, yet some do not even have vests which are so important for protection. ALL K9 officers deserve the same protection as human officers – this dog did a great service and should be treated like the hero he is.

  5. Marni Montanez says:

    People are committing these barbaric and violent crimes are on drugs. They are ruining our kids and I heard one report where it was almost impossible for people to come up clean on drug tests for a job.


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