Pueblo PD K-9 sniffs out 10 kilos of cocaine worth $1.1M

PUEBLO, Colo. – A Pueblo Police Department K-9 with a sharp nose sniffed out 10 kilograms of suspected cocaine worth $1.1 million during a traffic stop Tuesday night.

The K-9 officer, named Widget, was used in an open-air sniff after Pueblo officers pulled a car over on northbound I-25 near Pueblo Boulevard around 8:30 Tuesday evening.

Officers say they were able to get permission from the driver, identified as 27-year-old Edgar Florez-Valenzuela, to search the car.

The alleged cocaine was found in a hidden compartment in the car, according to police.

Officers arrested Florez-Valenzuela on drug possession with intent to distribute charges. He is being held at the Pueblo County Detention Center on a $200,000 cash-only bond.

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