K-9 leads to drug arrestsPublished 6:10pm Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Two separate traffic stops brought possession charges for three Washington residents this week after a drug-detection dog alerted to presence of drugs in the vehicles.
On Feb. 19, Brian Jackson, 25, of U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, and Hollie Taylor, 22, of Hunters Glenn, Washington, were each charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia after K-9 Elza detected heroin during a routine traffic stop, according to a press release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit. During a search of the vehicle, investigators found wax bindles containing heroin residue and syringes, said the release.
On Feb. 22, Elza again detected drugs in the vehicle of another man —t his time cocaine, said the release. Milton Earl Goddard, 40, of Northgate Drive, Washington, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia after his vehicle was searched by drug unit investigators.
A spokesman for the drug unit said that Elza never leads them astray.
“She does a good job,” he said. “She hasn’t lied to us yet.”
Taylor, Jackson and Goddard were confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center.