During a routine traffic stop in Bakersfield, the canine officer alerted his human counterpart when he scented narcotics in the vehicle.
It happened on August 16, when a CHP officer stopped a Land Rover for a vehicle code violation on Bakersfield's State Route 99. A news released from the CHP stated, “After noticing indicators of criminal activity, the officer deployed his canine, which alerted to the odor of narcotics.”
A search of the vehicle lead officers to uncover 500 pounds of crystal meth - one of the largest methamphetamine busts in California state history.
Both occupants were arrested and book into the Kern County Jail on the charges of possessing a controlled substance for sale and selling or transporting methamphetamine.
The CHP also reported that two more traffic stops were made on the same day that resulted in canine officers discovering 150 pounds of drugs - 92 pounds of cocaine and 66 pounds of methamphetamine.