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The Butts County Sheriff’s Office says K-9 deputy Smokey helped officers located a kilo of cocaine, $120,000 in cash and a loaded handgun during a traffic stop on Monday.

A Butts County K-9 officer this week helped law enforcement find a load of drugs and cash, the Butts County Sheriff’s Office says.

During a traffic stop around 10:30 a.m. Monday, officials say K-9 deputy Smokey performed a “free-air” sniff of the suspect’s vehicle. The sheriff’s office says deputies then found a kilo of cocaine, approximately $120,000 in cash and a loaded handgun.

The sheriff’s office did not reveal the location of the traffic stop, nor the identity of the driver, who was charged with trafficking in cocaine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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Michael Davis has been the editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus since 2010. He previously worked as an editor and reporter for the Henry Daily Herald and Clayton News-Daily.

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