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Modesto K-9 Locates 2 Pounds Of Meth

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Police K-9 Kai sits next to the two pounds of crystal meth he helped locate during a drug investigation. (Credit: Modesto Police)

Police K-9 Kai sits next to the two pounds of crystal meth he helped locate during a drug investigation. (Credit: Modesto Police)

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MODESTO, Calif. (CBS13) — A K-9 unit helped narcotics officers locate a stash of crystal methamphetamine during the search of a suspected drug dealer’s home, authorities said.

Modesto Police K-9 “Kai” and his handler Officer Glenn Graves helped investigate a home on the 2300 block of Ridge Road on Wednesday and began looking through a bedroom cluttered with debris and boxes.

Kai quickly alerted investigators to a cardboard box concealed at the bottom of a stack of boxes. Two large plastic bags filled with a pound of crystal meth each were discovered at the bottom of the box.

The street value of the drugs is estimated at $30,000, police said.

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Jose Talavara

The resident of the home, identified as 34-year-old Jose Talavara, was not located and is wanted on charges of possessing drugs for sale.

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