A police dog with the Pueblo Police Department in Colorado was responsible for finding 2,247.4 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on March 6. The street value of the recovered drugs is $224,740.
Amado Navidad Sanchez was driving a vehicle with a female passenger and two small children in car seats, the police department reported, was stopped for speeding. K-9 Widget, a Belgian Malinois, conducted a sniff search of the car and signaled for narcotics. Police seized the car and after obtaining a search warrant, found four packages of meth.
Sanchez, who has not yet been located by police, is facing charges of narcotics trafficking.
This isn't Widget's first bust. She previously was recognized by the police department for finding more than $130,000 in concealed cash during two stops in April 2015.
“The Pueblo Police Department would like to commend Widget and her handler for their hard work and dedication to the city of Pueblo as she works to help reduce the amount of dangerous drugs and money off the streets.”