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Police: 3 arrested, 2 lbs. of meth found

Posted: February 22, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.

An investigation by the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force and a traffic stop by a Springdale officer netted two pounds of methamphetamine and three arrests in connection with federal drug charges, according to a news release from the task force.

The officer made the stop Jan. 20 when the vehicle disobeyed a traffic signal on Elm Springs Road. The driver did not consent to a search, but a police dog alerted. A search of the vehicle found two pounds of methamphetamine, according to the news release.

A follow-up search of an apartment at 4096 Delmon Lane in Springdale found a gun and drug paraphernalia, according to the news release.

Police arrested Kyle Alexander, 23, and Christopher Randolph, 19, in connection with possession with intent to deliver. Noe Tavias, 28, was arrested in connection with federal drug conspiracy charges, according to the news release.

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Not that I am defending meth dealers, but how does bringing up a "police dog" to search the vehicle not constitute a search. The perps said "No" and they searched it anyway.

Posted by: JailBird

February 22, 2013 at 5:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Perhaps the dog being alerted warranted probable cause. Any legal experts out there?

Either way, where did the meth come from? That poison is a blight on our area.

Posted by: Tankersley101

February 23, 2013 at 12:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )