It's the first major bust for a Fullerton K-9 officer, who happens to be a dog named Mueller.
When his human partner, Officer Jonathon Miller, made a routine car stop Tuesday night, "Officer" Mueller sniffed out 20 kilograms of cocaine in the trunk of the suspect's car, sending a 28-year-old Pacoima man to jail.
Booked into the Fullerton City Jail on charges of transporting narcotics was Alfonso Cisneros. The suspect, who is
already on probation for narcotics violations, is being held in lieu of $3 million bail pending arraignment on Thursday, according to a Fullerton Police press release.
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Fullerton Police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich said via the press release, that the incident began when Officer Jonathon Miller, one of the department’s K-9 officers, stopped a black Chevy Monte Carlo in the area of Magnolia and Orangethorpe avenues, in west Fullerton.
During the stop, Miller discovered Cisneros was on probation for narcotics violations. Miller had his K-9, Mueller,
search the car, and the dog alerted on an area of the trunk area. On inspection, Miller found the cocaine in a box, according to the press release.
"Officer" Mueller joined the Fullerton Police Department in December.
The Fullerton Police Department was able to acquire the dog thanks to a generous donation made by Fullerton residents Fran and Bruce Mueller, according to the press release.