A narcotics detection dog working a traffic stop in a parking lot sniffed out marijuana in a different vehicle parked nearby, leading to an arrest Monday, Decatur police said.
Tyler Jordan Riddle, 22, of 1933 Dresden Drive, faces a charge of first-degree possession of marijuana.
Sgt. Kyle Shelton and his canine partner, Bear, were checking a vehicle stopped by officer Jason Wigginton in the parking lot of 1000 Beltline Road S.W. on Sept 19 when Bear began indicating that he smelled narcotics from a nearby vehicle, police said.
A short time later, Wigginton saw Riddle get into that vehicle and back out of a parking space. He stopped him and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia consistent with packaging and sales of illicit drugs inside the vehicle, police said.
Riddle was released pending further investigation, and Wigginton obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Police found Riddle in the 1200 block of Point Mallard Parkway and arrested him Monday. He was taken to Morgan County Jail and held in lieu of $2,500 bail.
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