A traffic stop in Texas took an unexpected turn earlier this week when Brandon Lee White, a 39-year-old resident of Trotwood, was apprehended by the Nacogdoches Police Department K9 Unit for a routine traffic violation.
The incident occurred around 9:40 a.m. on Thursday on NW Stallings Drive. Upon stopping White’s vehicle, officers obtained consent to conduct a search. What followed was a significant discovery that would lead to White’s arrest.
Hamer, the NPD’s newest K9, signaled the presence of suspicious substances within the vehicle. Subsequent investigation revealed an astonishing 25.8 pounds of cocaine concealed within a custom-made storage compartment in the vehicle.
The tweet below verifies the news:
A Trotwood man was arrested in Texas earlier this week after a traffic stop turned into a drug bust. https://t.co/KRByRaVQHq
— WHIO Radio (@WHIORadio) August 13, 2023
The police department promptly arrested White and took him into custody. He now faces a serious legal predicament, having been booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on a Felony 1 charge for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
This incident highlights the crucial role played by law enforcement officers and their K9 partners in maintaining public safety.
The diligence of the officers and the keen nose of K9 Hamer led to the apprehension of a suspect involved in a substantial drug-related offense. The case serves as a reminder of the ongoing efforts to curb the illegal drug trade and uphold the rule of law.
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