Sheriff’s Dog Finds Drugs, Leads to Sonora Man’s Arrest

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A Sonora man was arrested Monday for carrying and transporting drugs after a Tuolumne County Sheriff’s dog located narcotics in the man’s car.

Authorities said that officers stopped Todd Horan, 30, for driving at night without proper lighting. While the officers investigated Horan, a trained K9 dog named Hans detected drugs in the vehicle.

Drugs found included 1.5 grams of marijuana, prescription pills, plastic bags used to carry narcotics, hypodermic needles, and pipes for smoking methamphetamine.

Horan was arrested for possession of the drugs, including pills which he did not have a prescription for. He was also charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license.

Horan’s passenger, 40-year-old Elizabeth Cutting, was also arrested for selling and possessing drug-related items. She was released from jail Tuesday morning after posting bail.

Horan is currently being held at the Tuolumne County Jail on a $20,000 bail.

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