Canine Leo Sniffs out Drugs
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Wednesday the 23rd day of July at 12:16 pm investigators of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force stopped a truck on Farm Road near the intersection of Battle Drive for a faulty equipment violation. Investigators asked the driver (identified as James Smith) to exit the truck with his driver license and also requested identification from the passenger (identified as Naomi Cornute). Investigators ran a warrant check through Communications and while awaiting a response deployed Canine “Leo” to conduct a free air sniff around the exterior of the truck. Canine “Leo” gave a positive response for the presence of narcotic odor.
Investigators completed enforcement actions for the faulty equipment violation and then conducted a probable cause search of the truck. During the search investigators located a plastic sandwich bag containing marijuana and a plastic wrapper containing Tramadol pills concealed inside the seat cover pocket. Smith and Cornute denied owning the contraband and were both arrested without incident.
Arrested: James Allen Smith 10/03/1989 271 NE Garden Road Madison, FL 32340 1. Controlled Substance – Possess Tramadol w/o Prescription 2. Possession of Marijuana less 20 Grams
Naomi Rae Cornute 04/05/1988 89 Stoughton Street Stoughton, MA 02072 1. Controlled Substance – Possess Tramadol w/o Prescription 2. Possession of Marijuana less 20 Grams