Yavapai County K9 officer sniffs out $49,000 worth of pot

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers
By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

PRESCOTT - A K9 for Yavapai County Sheriff's Office sniffed out 15 pounds of pot during a traffic stop on Interstate 40.

Two men were in a black Chevrolet sedan, which a deputy pulled over for following a vehicle too closely.

The driver was identified as Nicholas Grant, 22, and his brother Jonathan Ede, 25, from Eureka, Calif.

During discussion of the traffic infraction, the two suspects admitted they had a little bit of marijuana in the vehicle.

During a search the K9 alerted the trunk seam area and also alerted on the interior of the vehicle by attempting to jump inside.

Deputies found a duffel bag containing 12 sealed plastic bags of pot worth about $49,000.

Grant and Ede are facing charges of transportation of marijuana for sale. Investigators discovered the pair picked the pot up from Sacramento, Calif., en route to Texas.

The pair are in the Camp Verde Detention Center on $20,000 bond.

Grant and Ede both have a California Medical Marijuana Certificate.