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Deputies arrest smuggling suspect with toddler

Posted at 3:03 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 17:03:09-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A Cochise County Sheriff's deputy arrested a man suspected of smuggling drugs last week while having a 2-year-old in his truck.

According to the department, a deputy with a K-9 stopped a pickup truck for a traffic violation Dec. 14 on U.S. Highway 191. The dog alerted the deputy to 13 bundles of marijuana hidden in the vehicle. The 2-year-old was in the back seat and the drugs were within the child's reach.

Deputies arrested the unnamed suspect on suspicion of transportation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and child endangerment.