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K-9 Helps Take Drugs Off the Street

May 27, 2022 12:00AM ● By K-9 Helps Take Drugs Off the Street

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) – The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Valley Division Canine Unit helped remove dangerous drugs off the street during a traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of the suspect.

On May 6th, 2022, at approximately 9:00 P.M., A CHP Valley Division Canine Officer was on patrol when he observed a Honda Accord speeding above the posted speed limit.

The officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the vehicle and observed criminal indicators which lead them to deploy their departmental K9. 

The K9 alerted on the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, the officer located four large cardboard boxes containing what was later determined to be 200 pounds of Methamphetamine.

The suspect, Ricardo SotoFarias, 36, out of Sacramento, CA, was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for Health and Safety Code 11378 (possession of a controlled substance for sales) and 11379 (b) (transportation for sales).

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.