PORT ALLEN, La. (WAFB) - A man from Slidell has been arrested after reportedly being found with nearly 4 kg of heroin in his car.
Louisiana State Police says on Sunday, Sept. 8, troopers arrested Jerry Mosley, 40, of Slidell, after a traffic stop on I-10. LSP says just before 10 a.m., troopers stopped a 2017 Ford Fiesta was was headed east on I-10 near Port Allen. During the traffic stop, troopers became suspicious of criminal activity. Troopers say while speaking with him, Mosley tried to run from the scene. He was quickly caught and taken into custody. After being arrested, troopers report finding nearly 4 kg of heroin in Mosley's car.
Mosley was booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail on the following charges:
- Possession with the intent to distribute schedule I narcotics
- Resisting an officer
- Traffic violations
The bust was made possible thanks to a shelter dog.
K9 Sentry of the Addis Police Department and West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office was once in an animal shelter, but thanks to the Animal Farm Foundation’s Detection Dog Grant Program and Sector K9, Sentry was trained to be a drug detection dog.
Sentry went through an eight-week training program to become a drug detection dog. K9 Sentry, along with its handler, Officer Allen Connelly, made the bust. Officials say it typically costs between $10,000 and $20,000 for a purebred drug detection dog, but dogs that go through the Sector K9 training program are free to police departments and schools. Dogs are selected from shelters based on their personality traits.
To date, more than 70 dogs have been place in schools and police departments across the country thanks to the program.