K9 sniffs out 175 lbs of pot in Loomis traffic stop | Crime
LOOMIS, CA - A Placer County sheriff's K9 helped collar a man suspected of transporting 175 pounds of marijuana Tuesday night.
According to Placer County Sheriff Edward Bonner, a deputy pulled over 51-year-old Thomas Franklin Williams on Interstate 80 near Horseshoe Bar Road for a vehicle violation.
Williams was found to be driving on a suspended license during the stop, said Bonner.
Deputies subsequently had their K9 Okar search Williams' truck. During the search, Okar located seven large boxes filled with approximately 175 pounds of marijuana inside the bed of the truck. Williams also had a loaded .44-caliber Ruger Redhawk handgun inside the cab, Bonner said.
Williams was taken into custody and booked into the Placer County Jail on felony charges including: transportation, sales and possession of marijuana; carrying a loaded firearm with the intent to commit a felony; and carrying a loaded and concealed firearm in a vehicle.
Williams, who was arraigned Wednesday, remained in custody Thursday on $60,000 bail.