(RightIsRight.co) – A police K-9 dog named Cole discovered a huge cocaine shipment during a traffic stop in Indiana.
The bust occurred when a Peterbilt semi on I-70 failed to signal a lane change near Post Road, and an Indiana State Trooper pulled it over.
The trooper noticed some things about the vehicle that caused him to become suspicious, and he called for the K-9’s help, the Indiana State Police announced, as cited by Breitbart News.
The police dog that proved to be up to the challenge was Cole, who immediately took to work after arriving with his handler.
“Cole did an open-air sniff around the vehicle, and he alerted to his handler the odor of narcotics,” the Indiana police said.
“A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately 70 kilograms (154 pounds) of suspected cocaine inside the sleeper-birth of the semi,” it added.
Subsequent tests verified that the discovered substance was cocaine. Officials estimated the shipment’s “retail” value at $2.8 million.
The state police released a photo showing K-9 Cole standing proudly next to the captured massive cocaine shipment after doing his police job professionally.
Naturally, the excellent work performance earned Cole lots of social media attention, with users praising him.
“Give him a treat please! Great Job!” one user wrote on Facebook.
“Great job ISP!!! Intercept these drugs! Please may GOD bless you and keep you safe!” commented another user.
“Good work, Troopers! Someone get Cole a steak,” said another.
The driver of the vehicle trafficking cocaine was identified as 43-year-old Onkar Singh, a resident of California. He was detained on drug charges and taken to the Marion County Jail.
“This significant drug seizure is a result of sustained and persistent efforts by troopers assigned to our drug enforcement section,” remarked Indiana State Police Indianapolis District Commander Lieutenant Josh Watson.
“They spend countless hours patrolling our highways and diligently utilizing their specialized training and experience to intercept and seize illegal narcotics being transported in and through Indiana,” Watson added.
The state of Indiana established a K-9 police patrol program back in 2005, the police website reveals. Currently, the program boasts 29 Patrol K-9s doing their jobs to benefit the security of communities in the estate.
“The ISP Patrol K-9-s participate in over thirty-five hundred details annually from vehicle searches, building searches, tracks, assisting other agencies and public appearances,” the state police site said.
An Indiana State Trooper needed some help during a traffic stop on Friday, and K-9 Cole was eager to meet the challenge. https://t.co/QzqaHysU6A
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 12, 2023