The rescue of a dog locked inside an 1993 Nissan Pathfinder with Arizona license plates resulted in the discovery of drugs and cash inside the SUV whose owner was being sought today.
Deputies were sent around 1:30 p.m. Sunday to the 1200 block of North Ogden Drive, after receiving a report that a dog was locked inside the vehicle on a relatively warm, sunny afternoon.
Deputies decided to break into the van to rescue the animal. In an effort to identify the dog’s owner, a bag inside the car was opened, exposing several bundles of sealed marijuana.
A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed $10,000 in cash inside the vehicle, according to Sgt. Chris Tatar of the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station.
The marijuana has an estimated street value of $24,000. The vehicle was impounded as evidence.
The dog, which was identified as a German Pointer, was safely removed and placed in the care of Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control personnel. It was listed in good condition.
Anyone with information about the Pathfinder's owner is asked to call Tatar at (310) 855-8850.