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Posted on: August 21, 2014

Tulia Police K-9 Unit Makes More Drug Arrests


Tulia Police Officer Anthony Longoria and K-9 Mirko recently made more drug arrests after three recent traffic stops. Public Information Officer Shanae Thompson said that Officer Longoria initiated a vehicle traffic stop on a silver passenger car, travelling west on Northwest 6th Street, in the City of Tulia. Longoria made contact with the driver, Rigoberto Montoya of Tulia, and detected the odor of marijuana. K-9 Mirko was deployed and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. According to Longoria, “Marijuana was found during the search and Montoya was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana.” Montoya was booked into the Swisher County Jail.

According to Thompson, “The following day, Officer Longoria stopped a silver SUV on Interstate 27.” The driver, Reid Gustav Johnson, of Broomfield Colorado, was traveling from Colorado to Temple, TX. A roadside interview was conducted and probable cause was developed which lead to a vehicle search. “I observed what appeared to be marijuana stems lying in the arm rest of the driver’s door,” said Longoria, “So I deployed Mirko and we found high-grade marijuana in the vehicle.” Johnson was arrested for possession of marijuana and booked into the Swisher County Jail.

Less than one week later, Thompson said that Officer Longoria initiated a traffic stop on a red passenger vehicle, driven by Jeremiah Jackson of Tulia. Officer Longoria detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of Jackson and the vehicle resulted in the discovery of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. According to Thompson, Jackson was arrested and booked in to the Swisher County jail.

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