West Hollywood News
Marijuana And Money Seized In Dog Rescue
By Damian Kelly
May 16, 2012 - 1:41:23 PM

WEST HOLLYWOOD—On Sunday, May 13, West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station deputies discovered a large quantity of money and bundles of marijuana while rescuing a dog from a hot car.

According to a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department news release, it all started at around 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon when deputies arrived to the 1200 block of North Ogden Drive after responding to a service call to check on the welfare of a dog that was locked inside of a vehicle.  Deputies opted to rescue the dog, later identified as a German Pointer, due to the rising temperatures in the area.

Drugs and cash was discovered during the search of the vehicle.
As deputies attempted to identify the animal’s owner, a bag was located inside the vehicle that contained several bundles of sealed marijuana. Upon searching the vehicle, a large amount of money also was discovered.

The rescued dog was subsequently placed in the care of staff members from the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control and was listed in good condition.

An investigation conducted by detectives from the LASD Narcotics Bureau estimated the money to be over $10,000 and the street value of the drugs was estimated at $24,000. The vehicle, which was impounded for evidence, was identified as a red 1993 Nissan Pathfinder with Arizona license plates.

Anyone with information about this incident, the vehicle or dog’s owner, is encouraged to contact Narcotics Bureau Detective Sergeant Kenneth Davidson at (310) 855-8850at extension 430 or (310) 909-6275. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222 -8477, or by texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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