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K-9 Deputy Helps Lead Handler to 17 lbs. of Marijuana

By Robyn Ridpath, Assignment Editor
Published On: Feb 25 2013 07:49:09 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 25 2013 07:52:17 PM CST
DOUGLAS CITY, Calif. -

Three Utah residents were arrested in Douglas City after a K-9 Officer found 17 lbs. of processed marijuana hidden in the car.

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Whitney Haycock, 23

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Joshua Haycock, 26

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Justin Gosdis, 34

Around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, a Trinity County Sheriff's Deputy pulled over Joshua Haycock, 26, Whitney Haycock, 23, and Justin Gosdis, 34, for a traffic violation near Highway 299 and the Moon Lee rest area.

During the stop, the deputy's K-9 alerted his handler that drugs were possibly hidden in the car.  When the deputy searched the car, he found 17 lbs. of marijuana and more than $1,000.

All three suspects were arrested and booked into the Trinity County Jail with a $30,000 bail.