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MODESTO — Two pounds of methamphetamine were discovered today in a Modesto house thanks to a member of the Modesto Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Acting on tips, investigators with the department’s Narcotic Enforcement Team honed in on a west Modesto house in the 2300 block of Ridge Road, where suspected drug sales were taking place, according to Lt. Rick Armendariz of the Modesto Police Department.

After obtaining a search warrant, officers, including Glenn Graves and his dog, Kai, entered the home. They began searching a room cluttered with boxes, furniture and debris. Kai alerted to a cardboard box concealed somewhat beneath a stack of other boxes.

When officers opened it, they found two large plastic zip-lock baggies with a total street value estimated at $30,000, Armendariz said.

“It would have taken officers hours to search the bedroom and residence by hand,” said Sgt. Allen Brocchini, supervisor of the MNET. “Our narcotic canines are invaluable and are a tremendous asset to the department.”

Police are looking for Jose Talavara, 34, of Modesto, who is wanted for possession of methamphetamine for sale.

Graves and Kai are ranked third in narcotic detection with the Western States Police Canine Association.

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