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K9 finds meth in yogurt container

January 30, 2019

A routine traffic stop Friday night lead to the arrest of two people on drug charges.

Cody Thomas, the public relations director for the Nebraska State Patrol, said a trooper pulled over a 2015 Chevrolet Cruz for having a broken taillight at about 11:50 p.m. in Norfolk.

During the traffic stop, a state patrol K9, Chase, detected the presence of a controlled substance, Thomas said.

Troopers searched the vehicle and found a small bag containing approximately two grams of methamphetamine hidden inside a yogurt container in a bag with groceries.

The driver, Dustin Balsley, 38, of Clarkson, and passenger, Joy Harris, 34, of Stanton, were both arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Balsley was also arrested for driving under suspension. Harris was also arrested for tampering with evidence and criminal impersonation. Both were lodged in Madison County Jail.

Chase is the Nebraska State Patrol’s newest K9 officer.

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