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      Police & K-9 Discover Ex-Felon With Drugs

      On Saturday, December 14, 2013, Southeast District patrol officers{}were conducting proactive patrol in the area of Eleventh/ Floradora when they observed a vehicle driven by David Stuard.{} The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at a posted stop sign.{} The officers initiated an enforcement stop on the vehicle and contacted Stuard, who was the driver and sole occupant.{} Officers learned that Stuard was operating the vehicle on a suspended license and also discovered a small amount of methamphetamine on the center console.


      K-9 Officer James Young and his K-9 service partner Flurk, who is cross-trained to detect the presence of narcotics, arrived and assisted the officers. The K-9 immediately alerted to the trunk compartment of the vehicle.{} Officers searched this area and discovered three ounces of suspected methamphetamine hidden in a speaker box which was mounted under the trunk's lid.{} Additionally, the officers located a scale; packaging material associated with narcotic sales, 1000 dollars divided into small denominations, and a police scanner in the vehicle.{}


      Stuard has prior arrest for narcotic sales and transportation of narcotics.{} He was booked into the Fresno County Jail for possessing narcotics for the purpose of sales.