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Officers and police dog sniff out 500 pounds of pot in El Dorado County

Police dog sniffed out bags of pot.
Police dog sniffed out bags of pot. California Highway Patrol

Aided by the sensitive noses of a police dog and officers, the California Highway Patrol confiscated a quarter ton of marijuana in El Dorado County.

CHP officers on Sunday noticed the smell of freshly cut marijuana wafting from two separate truck-and-trailer rigs traveling near Mosquito Road in a rural area north of Apple Hill.

The drivers were stopped by officers in separate locations and questioned. A trained drug detection dog confirmed the odor was that of marijuana.

When the trailers were opened, officers found about 500 pounds of freshly cut and processed marijuana. Two people were taken into custody and booked into jail.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews