And wouldn’t you know it all happened to conveniently fit on the officers’ hood. Eureka Police Department press release below:

On 03/02/15 at about 12:47 a.m., an Officer with the Eureka Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a 2015 Ford sedan at 5th and H Streets in Eureka, after observing the vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit.   

The officer contacted the driver, Shane Michael Osborne, 37 and passenger Felipe Valencia, 26, both visiting from Florida. EPD’s drug detection K9, Maggie, was deployed and gave a positive alert for the odor of narcotics near the trunk of the vehicle.  

During a search of the vehicle, officers located nearly 50 pounds of processed marijuana packaged for sales and about two pounds of concentrated cannabis or “hash.” Osborne and Valencia were arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of marijuana for sales and possession of concentrated cannabis.

[Below: Osborne, Valencia]

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UPDATE, 3:20 p.m.: LoCO felt that this post was incomplete and contacted EPD’s Brittany Powell to beg for a picture of Maggie. Powell, a fine public servant, dutifully emailed over the following “aww”mages:


Maggie playing with some kids during a tour of EPD

Maggie giving a narcotic demonstration at Sequoia Park