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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Tulia Police K-9 Unit Finds Drugs, Three Arrested


Tulia Police Officer Anthony Longoria and his K-9 partner, Mirko, recently found illegal drugs during two separate traffic stops. Public Information Officer Shanae Thompson said, “Two weeks after being released from field training, Officer Longoria and Mirko are finding drugs and having a positive impact in Tulia.” Texas Department of Public Safety Corporal Gabriel Rodriguez stopped a motorist on IH-27 and was assisted by Officer Longoria and Mirko. Multiple indicators and observations resulted in Mirko being deployed to conduct a free air sniff for narcotics around the vehicle. Mirko alerted on the vehicle’s driver door and the back right passenger door. Corporal Rodriguez and Officer Longoria conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and recovered a black duffle bag that contained marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia. Thompson said the driver, Justin Souquette-Lopez and passenger Kathryn Havelka, were travelling from San Antonio to Colorado. Both were arrested and jailed in Swisher County.

According to Thompson, “Less than a week later, Officer Longoria initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle and found more drugs.” During the course of the traffic stop, multiple indicators and observations led Officer Longoria to believe narcotics may be present in the vehicle. Officer Longoria deployed Mirko and conducted a free air sniff for narcotics around the vehicle. Mirko alerted on the front passenger door and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. Mirko was also used to search the interior of the vehicle and discovered marijuana cigars hidden under the driver’s seat. Thompson said that Bryson Montre Session of Tulia was arrested and charged with possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone.


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