Weld County K9 team finds more than $500K in meth during traffic stop

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Loki, certified American Society of Canine Trainers Certified Narcotics Detection Dog and Deputy Brian Fortin

WELD COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – Narcotics detection dog Loki proved to be very good boy when he sniffed out more than 88 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Aug. 30.

Weld County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Fortin and Loki assisted the Colorado State Patrol during a traffic stop about 8 miles south of Kersey.

The Weld County Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration coordinated the traffic stop as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

Two men inside the vehicle during the stop, Arturo Mercado and Jesus Arturo Gonzalez, were taken into custody.

Contact the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 with any information regarding the case.

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