Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) K-9 Argo is being credited with finding drugs and cash during a routine traffic stop in Brooksville.
According to the HCSO, at 5p.m. on July 2, deputies stopped a vehicle traveling west on Cortez Boulevard, near the Coastal Way Plaza in Brooksville and discovered that its driver was operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Shortly after the stop, Deputy G. Locke and K-9 Argo arrived at the scene where the dog performed a “drug sniff,” and alerted deputies that the vehicle contained illegal narcotics.
The Subsequent search of the vehicle revealed numerous white crystals on the front passenger floorboard, which later tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as plastic baggies with a white-crystal residue. A backpack was also found containing a digital scale, more than $1,400 in cash, and a larger bag of a white powdery substance, which tested positive for fentanyl.
The driver’s front seat passenger, 35 year-old Keegan Addis told investigators that he owned the backpack but declined to answer their questions about its contents.
Addis was arrested and booked into the Hernando County Detention Center on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is being held on a $60,000 bond. The case is pending.