COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs police are praising one of their own officers for following his intuition during a traffic stop that led to the seizure of narcotics and thousands of dollars in cash.
Officer DL Hopkins pulled over an SUV for speeding on Monday (7/7/14) on Palmer Park Blvd. near N. Union Blvd.
Police say Officer Hopkins became suspicious after the driver gave him a fake driver's license and address. Police then searched the SUV and found nearly $2,000. The driver could not give police a satisfactory explanation for the cash, but because no other evidence was found at the time, police issued the driver for his traffic charges and released him. The SUV was impounded for further investigation.
The following morning on Tuesday, a K9 scanned the SUV and was immediately alerted to the presence of narcotics in the SUV. Detectives searched the SUV and found another $2,000 and 16.9 ounces of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine.