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Pueblo officers find heroin in dog's coat during owner's arrest

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 13:29:22-05

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Police Department said "dogs aren't always man's best friend" after officers found heroin and a wallet stored in a dog's coat during the owner's arrest.

PPD said officers saw a white Subaru Legacy Saturday evening with no front license plate and later learned the rear license plate did not belong to the vehicle.

Officers said the driver gave authorities the wrong name when they pulled him over in the 1600 block of Gaylord Avenue, but they were able to identify him as 28-year-old Aaron Brown.

Pueblo Police took Brown into custody after finding out he had "several active arrest warrants."

While authorities were conducting their investigation, they said a small dog wearing a coat jumped out of the car.

PPD said it was turned over to animal law enforcement officers after Brown's arrest and when the dog was being turned over, an officer felt a container in the dog's coat.

They took the container out of the coat that tested positive for heroin and they also removed the coat, which revealed Brown's wallet with his ID.

The department said Brown was arrested on charges of Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance, Violation of a Protection Order, Driving with a Revoked License, Misuse of License Plates and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, along with his previous warrants.