K-9 Locates Drugs in Vehicle Bumper; Woman Arrested

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by Tim Church

 

AVA, Mo. – A Douglas County K-9 Officer’s discovery of marijuana results in the arrest and charging of a woman from Colorado.

Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase reports on Sunday, February 11th, Deputy Wallace conducted a traffic stop on South Highway 5 for careless and imprudent driving. Upon stopping the vehicle, Wallace deployed his K-9 Officer Kain to ensure no drugs were hidden inside the vehicle.

According to a press release, Kain hit against the front bumper of the vehicle, where ¾ (three-quarter) pounds of marijuana was found strategically hidden and attached to the motor cradle.

The driver of the vehicle, 34-year-old Lindsay Maushak was arrested and is charged with Felony C Delivery of a Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid and Misdemeanor D Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

As of report time she was being held in the Douglas County Jail on a 20-thousand dollar cash-only bond.

Degase says the drugs would not have been found in a common search, but with the help of K-9 Officer Kain and his nose they were able to locate the bag.

Top Photo: Deputy Wallace and K-9 Officer Kain

Bottom Photo: Lindsay Maushak