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State police K-9 sniffs out hidden compartment of cocaine

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The cocaine troopers discovered in an aftermarket compartment that was built into the dashboard behind a car radio. (Massachusetts State Police) The cocaine troopers discovered in an aftermarket compartment that was built into the dashboard behind a car radio. (Massachusetts State Police)
Rocky, the Massachusetts State Police K-9. (Massachusetts State Police) Rocky, the Massachusetts State Police K-9. (Massachusetts State Police)
WALPOLE, MA (WSHM) -

A man wanted for trafficking cocaine was caught with 76 grams of the drug after a state police K-9 alerted officers to a hidden compartment during a motor vehicle stop, according to state police officials.

State police conducted the traffic stop on Route 1 at about 4:30 p.m. Monday and troopers noticed several indicators of possible illegal activity, police said.

After confirming that the driver of the vehicle had a warrant for trafficking cocaine, police placed him under arrest and took him into custody.

Rocky, a state police K-9, was deployed to sniff for drugs and alerted police to the scent of narcotics near the Chrysler's radio system, police said.

Troopers checked the area and discovered an aftermarket compartment that was built into the dashboard behind the radio. They disassembled the dashboard and located the bundle of narcotics, police said.

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