K9 sniffs contraband in Nipomo man’s truck
August 21, 2015
With the help of a K9, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies found a stolen pistol, heroin, methamphetamine and counterfeit cash in a Nipomo man’s pickup truck.
Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies saw a driver on Highway 101 whom they recognized as a man on probation with a suspended license. The deputies then stopped 26-year-old Allen Michael Thompson at the intersection of Oak Park Boulevard and Highway 101 in Arroyo Grande.
Due to the terms of his probation, Thompson’s vehicle was subject to search, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
Sheriff’s K9 Jacco, who was assisting deputies, alerted officers to a small compartment in a side panel behind the driver’s seat.
Inside the compartment, deputies discovered a stolen .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol, as well as about 6.5 grams of methamphetamine and 4.5 grams of heroin. The drugs were packaged for sale.
Drug paraphernalia and $120 in counterfeit money were also hidden in the compartment.
Deputies arrested Thompson on a number of charges, including possession of a controlled substance for sale, committing a felony while on bail, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle and being armed with a firearm in the commission of a crime. The sheriff’s office website no longer lists Thompson as being in custody.