SAN MATEO (CBS AF) — A Nevada man has been arrested after a police dog sniffed out nearly 23 pounds of methamphetamine stashed in the trunk of a car
parked near Los Prados Park, San Mateo police said.

An officer came across a car parked along Casa De Campo about 7:45 a.m. Thursday and checked on the driver to see if he was unconscious or intoxicated, police said.

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After discovering that the driver, 26-year-old Vladimir Magallan-Gallegos, was just sleeping, police learned he was wanted on a traffic warrant out of San Mateo County.

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Officers used a police dog trained in narcotics detection and the dog led them to a large quantity of methamphetamine, valued at more than $160,000, hidden inside the trunk.

Magallan-Gallegos was arrested on suspicion of possession for sale of dangerous drug, transportation of a dangerous drug and a San Mateo County traffic warrant. He was booked into the San Mateo County Main Jail.

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Anyone with information regarding people suspected of manufacturing or selling narcotics, is asked to contact the San Mateo Police Department at (650) 522-7700. Anonymous crime tips can also be submitted to or by calling the secret witness line at (650) 522-7676.