Traffic Stop Nets Drugs and Cash for Hammond Officer andK9 Partner

Hammond Officer Jonathon Woods and his K9 partner Jett seized 3 lbs of Marijuana and $28,000 in cash after a routine traffic stop

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May7, 2018-Hammond Officer Jonathon Woods, and his K9 partner Jett, were hard at work recently in South Hammond when he observed a vehicle with an equipment violation. Officer Woods stopped the vehicle for what appeared to be a routine traffic stop according to the report from the Hammond Police Department. ” Officer Woods approached the vehicle and immediately noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 40-year-old Troy Johnson of Chicago.” K9 Jett stood guard, ready to assist, as Officer Woods asked Johnson to exit the vehicle. “One of the things people don’t always realize about our K9 partners is that they are there for us like any other partner. They watch as we deal we people, and are ready at a moments notice. At the push of a button, they spring into action and aid their handler in the event of an attack by a suspect” stated Officer Woods.

The deterrent effect of having K9 Jett standing by was effective and his assistance was not needed in this traffic stop. Officer Woods searched the vehicle and discovered almost 3 lbs of marijuana and $28,000.00 cash. The driver of the vehicle had a prior conviction for dealing marijuana according to police. 40 year old Troy Johnson of Chicago was arrested and charged with Dealing Marijuana and Felony Possession of Marijuana with a prior conviction.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt.

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