K9 Search Leads To Narcotic Arrest

Way to go, Eli!

On January 29, at about 3:50 PM, Coalinga Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a silver BMW in the area of Pine Street and Coolidge Street. During the stop, the driver, 51-year-old Coalinga resident Robert Rodriguez, was found to have an active warrant for his arrest out of Kings County for narcotics violations.

During the warrant arrest, Rodriguez admitted to having methamphetamine on his person, which was collected.

While conducting a search of the vehicle incident to arrest, K9 Eli alerted in an area under the driver’s seat. A sun glass case was located under the seat and inside of that case was a methamphetamine pipe. This brings K( Officer Eli’s finds to well over a dozen finds in vehicle searches.

Rodriguez was booked into the Coalinga City Jail for the Kings County Narcotics warrant
and for the fresh narcotics charges.