Canine Wall of Fame
"PRIMUS" Carlsbad PD
Dual Purpose Patrol / Narcotics Dog
...one of Primus biggest COKE busts
yet! This investigation yielded one and a half pounds of
Crack Cocaine, and a smaller amount of Marijuana. In
addition to items of paraphernalia, also seized was $5000.00 in
cash and eight guns. WOW!
State Highway 62/180 mm 135
2003 Pontiac Grand Am 4-door
pounds Crystal Methamphetamine
factory void in left rear quarter panel accessed through trunk
when removing all carpet paneling.
"No Meth No More"!!!!!!!!!!
274 grams (9
oz) of Crack Cocaine, 2 pounds of Marijuana, miscellaneous
paraphernalia, about $2000 in cash.
Primus Does It Again!
in the vehicle
It was also in the
rocker panels under some very poor body filler work.
under the dash...
Dope on a Rope
NOVEMBER SUPER BUST!
"The total seizure resulted in
174.5 lbs of marijuana in 160 individually wrapped bundles."
At 0130 hours I made a traffic
stop on a 2004 Ford Excursion for a speeding violation. Upon
further investigation, amongst other tale tell signs like three
cellular phones in the console, two men traveling with no luggage,
traveling with windows open when it's 25 degrees, stating they
needed gas when the gauge showed 3/4 full and the lack of interest
in making eye contact while I asked questions, I became even more
suspicious. This suspicion was enriched 100% when I ran
warrants on the two men and received an NCIC hit on the passenger.
Why would a warrant make me more suspicious? Because the
charge was for possession of Marijuana in excess of 50 pounds.
None the less, my back-up arrived and we placed the passenger in
custody. As he turned around to place his hands behind his
back he discarded his energy supplement, which was about a gram of
cocaine. When I began speaking to the driver, he became very
nervous and his body language was obviously telling me it did not
agree with what his mouth was saying.
he granted permission
for me to search through an empty vehicle that he had only owned
for five months. A hand search revealed virtually nothing
although there was exception to the visual inaccuracies of missing
interior parts, loose moldings and headliner, etc... But the big
area of interest to me was the flashy and shiny scaring inside the
hex screws that were attached to the floor in the back over the
location of where the gas tank would be. Well, after nothing
by hand, I asked the driver to stand "over there and be very
still". That's when he saw me going to the car and said,
"Oh, you got a dog?" Of course! I retrieved Primus and
asked Primus to tell me where the dope is. Upon command, we
ran the exterior of the car and nothing. By the way Rob, it
was "hit and get" we did not lolly-gag. We then entered the
rear of the vehicle and Primus immediately turned around and hit
the right floor and molding panel where the jack would normally be
stored. I had searched this area very well and knew there
was nothing there or hidden close by, so I pulled Primus out and
ran the remaining interior. I then put Primus in one more
time and he did the same thing. Now I decided that Rob
is probably right when he says "Don't doubt the dog! Now I
began a more thorough hand search and visual inspection of the gas
tank underneath the vehicle. Still nothing out of the
ordinary. I called in reinforcements to include the rest of
my shift and the Drug Task Force explaining my precursors to them.
We all searched diligently and still nothing. Just as we
were about to give in despite the valid signals we had discovered,
I asked my state police buddy if they still had a scope. He
said, "It's at the office." I asked to go get it cause I
just got to know. Well upon inserting the scope into the
tank, we observed PACKAGES! Now we took the vehicle and
driver to the "shop." ...
Anyway, the pictures tell the
rest of the story. The total seizure resulted in 174.5
lbs of marijuana in 160 individually wrapped bundles.
Again I thank you for training and introducing me to a
multi-purpose K-9 that is truly amazing!!!
Lt. Kelly Lowe
Carlsbad Police Department
* see one of
Primus's earlier busts below
today Primus found 99 pounds of marijuana in a Ford Explorer.
The dope was concealed in a portable air compressor and the inside
of a welder. Apparently, the welder guts were removed and
the dope was in the shell and the compressor cap was torched off
and dope packed in the compressor with the cap screwed back on and
the cover to the motor on top of the cap.