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Deputies Find a Bunch of Cash and Drugs in Car When They Rescue Dog Locked Inside on Hot Day
Authorities in West Hollywood went into a locked car Sunday to rescue a dog stuck inside, and ended up discovering a pile of cash and a bunch of marijuana.The incident happened on the 1200 block of Ogden at around 1:30 p.m. A service call was placed to dispatch deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's West Hollywood Station to check on the welfare of a German Pointer who was holed up inside as the temperature got hotter outside.
Deputies opted to enter the vehicle to rescue the animal, explains the LASD in a news release.
"In an effort to identify the animal’s owner, a bag located inside the vehicle was opened, exposing several bundles of sealed marijuana. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a large quantity of United States currency," adds the LASD.
Detectives from the LASD's Narcotics Bureau were brought on the case. There was over $10,000 in cash, and marijuana with an estimated street value of $24,000, all of which--along with the car itself--were seized as evidence in the investigation.
The dog, found in good condition, has been placed in the care of Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control personnel.