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Police dog sniffs out $15K worth of cocaine in car, suspects arrested, Madison police say

July 13, 2018

Madison police dog Slim led officers to about $15,000 worth of cocaine Monday inside a car, with the two people inside arrested on drug charges.

Gildardo Martinez, 32, and Ofelia Nicolas-Lopez, 30, both of Chicago, were taken into custody by officers of the Dane County Narcotics Task Force following a traffic stop.

Martinez was tentatively charged with party to the crime of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, and Nicolas-Lopez was tentatively charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

“Slim assisted in the investigation and gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics being present in their vehicle,” the police report said.

More than 11 ounces of cocaine with an estimated street value of $15,000, along with $1,093 in cash, was seized from the vehicle.

Police said the arrests were the result of a long-term drug investigation, with the investigation still active.

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