Traffic Stop Leads to Cocaine Arrest


On Friday at about 3 p.m., a Glendale police officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation with three occupants, all women from Yuma, Arizona, at La Crescenta Avenue and Altura Avenue.

A consent search of the vehicle was conducted and K-9 Branko, a 5-year-old German shepherd, was alerted to narcotics in various areas inside the vehicle. Investigation revealed 30 kilos of what appeared to be cocaine allegedly located in hidden compartments.

All three occupants were arrested for transportation and sales of cocaine. All three women had a court date on Tuesday and were released on Wednesday. They were released pending investigation by detectives, said Tahnee Lightfoot, GPD spokeswoman.