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Drug Arrest made after vehicle crash: Canine called in to sniff exterior

Modified: Thursday, Mar 14th, 2013




HURON — Police arrested the driver and passenger on felony drug charges following a noninjury motor vehicle crash near Highway 14 and Illinois Avenue Northwest at about 8 a.m. Monday.

The driver, Samantha Howe, 28, of Huron, and the passenger, 27-year-old Chris Kirscher were arrested.

During the investigation, officers observed numerous criminal indicators related to possible drug use, said Sgt. Brandon Neitzert, public information officer.

After access to the vehicle was denied by the driver, “Police Service Dog” Cody was deployed to conduct a “sniff” of the vehicle’s exterior.

Cody indicated the vehicle, alerting to the presence of narcotics. A search revealed marijuana, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Howe was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and ingesting a controlled substance, while Kirscher was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

For the complete article see the 03-13-2013 issue.

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