Duke, the Wonder Dog Police Pooch, Sniffs Out Pounds of Coke and Sullied Cash Leading to the Arrest of Two California Men: Officials

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Source: Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

May 18 2023, Published 12:03 p.m. ET

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A K9 deputy and detectives found cocaine, guns and money after serving a search warrant in California, leading to the arrest of two men, according to authorities.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office recently announced that the Property/Narcotics Unit prepared to serve a search warrant, which included a vehicle and residence.

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Detectives and a K9 deputy served the warrant on a vehicle in Petaluma, officials said.

The K9 Deputy and his partner, Duke, pulled the vehicle over and made contact with the driver, Tyler Miles, and the passenger, Jose Rojas-Nunes.


After searching the vehicle, the deputy and Duke found approximately 2.5 pounds of cocaine, police said.

Afterwards, a search warrant was served by detectives on a house in Santa Rosa. During that search, detectives found approximately 1.5 pounds more of cocaine, about $34,000 in cash, packaging for drug sales and four firearms, officials said.

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Miles and Rojas-Nunes were arrested and charged with felony possession of a narcotic for sale, felony transportation of a narcotic for sale and felony conspiracy to commit a crime, according to authorities.

They were later cited with a promise to appear and were released from custody, police said.


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