Loose dog leads police to cannabis haul
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Tue, 20 Apr 2010
A wandering dog inadvertently led police to a substantial cannabis haul in Otaki.
Constable Phil Grimstone was driving through an industrial part of the Horowhenua town when an unrestrained dog almost ran into his car.
Recognising the dog, Mr Grimstone went to speak to the owner at a nearby workshop where he was greeted by the "stink" of cannabis.
A search of the premises yielded enough cannabis to fill six large police paper sack exhibit bags, he said.
Police also found a 303 rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun.
A 50-year-old man appeared in court facing drugs and firearms charges and will reappear on May 5.