Oklahoma County K-9 helps get $60,000 worth of meth off the street

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Sixty thousand dollars worth of methamphetamine is off the streets thanks to the work of an Oklahoma County K-9.

Officials say Oklahoma County's latest methamphetamine bust began with a common traffic violation and ended with the intuitive work of Narcotics K-9 "Cairo."

Source: Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

Source: Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office officials say Cairo sniffed out 5.2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine from a vehicle that had been pulled over for weaving out of its lane a couple of times.

Sheriff's spokesperson Mark Myers said 38-year-old Zully Marisol Penate was stopped in the 2100 block of East I-240 Service Road at 4:47 p.m. Thursday.

A deputy determined Penate seemed very nervous, but she gave him permission to search her 2000 white Toyota pickup.

Cairo did an open air sniff and alerted his handler that drugs were inside the vehicle.

The deputy found a box with the crystal meth inside, the street value of which is nearly $60,000.

Penate was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on complaints of trafficking methamphetamine and Improper Lane Use, but was released from jail Saturday after posting $25,500 bail.

 

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