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Sandusky County drug dog sniffs out stolen meat

Emil Whitis • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Turns out, the meat was stolen so the drug hound came out on top anyway.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stopped the car at about midnight in the 1700 block of W. State St. after it ran a red light. When troopers walked up they smelled burnt marijuana and called in Sandusky County Sheriff’s police dog “Brutus,” a Sandusky County deputy’s report said.  

On arrival Brutus circled the car and indicated there were drugs near the rear passenger door handle. Deputies pulled the dog away, but he went right back to the same spot.

Troopers asked two passengers to exit the vehicle.

“Upon the search of the vehicle, we located numerous packages of various meats from Kroger,” the deputy’s report said. “With further investigation, it was discovered that the occupants of the vehicle had stolen the meats from Kroger.”

Troopers took the three occupants, including the driver, Charles Starks, to the Fremont Police Department, where they were charged with theft.


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