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.READ MORE: VIDEO: Juvenile Arrested In Brazen Carjacking From Richmond Auto Dealership
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.READ MORE: UPDATE: Bay Area Counties Pausing Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Shots; State Continuing With Plans To Reopen On June 15
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.MORE NEWS: San Leandro Police Arrest 2 In Bank Parking Lot Thefts
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 http://tinyurl.com/SMPDTips or by calling the secret witness line at (650) 522-7676.