K9 Officer Boodik is being credited with assisting in the recovery of numerous dangerous drugs and the felony arrest of a suspect following a traffic stop executed around 9:15 p.m., Friday, June 2, in the 100 block of east Patterson Avenue.
A silver Jeep vehicle operated by Jack Fox, 54, at-large, was stopped for failure to properly stop at stop signs posted at the south Park and south Madriver streets. Officers observed his vehicle come to stop past the stop bar and within the crosswalk, and initiated the traffic stop.
Officers immediately recognized Fox upon making contact with him, as someone they’ve arrested previously for drug offenses. His license was suspended and he could not provide proof of insurance for the vehicle he was driving.
Fox denied a consent search of the vehicle, and so K9 Officer Boodik was dispatched to conduct a free air sniff in the immediate vicinity.
He quickly hit on the vehicle, and a probable cause search was conducted. Officers identified multiple suspected drugs and several items of paraphernalia. Illegal prescription pills, suspected fentanyl. syringes and a methamphetamine pipe were among the items recovered from the vehicle.
Fox was charged with possession of a Schedule IV drug, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a dangerous drug and was lodged in the Logan County Jail.