POLICE: Slidell man busted with nearly 4 kg of heroin in Port Allen; shelter dog responsible for bust

POLICE: Slidell man busted with nearly 4 kg of heroin in Port Allen; shelter dog responsible for bust
Jerry Mosley is facing several charges, including possession with the intent to distribute schedule I narcotics. (Source: Louisiana State Police)

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.

Jerry Mosley was reportedly found to be in possession of nearly 4 kg of heroin.
Jerry Mosley was reportedly found to be in possession of nearly 4 kg of heroin. (Source: Louisiana State Police)

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.

Shelter dog helps take $1 million worth of heroin off of the streets
K9 Sentry was a shelter dog before being trained as a drug detection dog.
K9 Sentry was a shelter dog before being trained as a drug detection dog. (Source: Wakeman Agency)

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.

Officer Allen Connelly of the Addis Police Department and K9 Sentry
Officer Allen Connelly of the Addis Police Department and K9 Sentry (Source: Wakeman Agency)

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