WPD: Large amount of drugs found during traffic stop


WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — Large amounts of drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash were allegedly located inside of a vehicle during a traffic stop for a stop sign violation on Sunday.

Just after 1 a.m. Sunday, Washington Police Department K-9 Officer Edwin Stapleton deployed K9 “Edox” during the stop near Christman Park. The dog was able to successfully “sniff out” paraphernalia on the passenger side door, according to police.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed over $2,000 in cash, suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and several prescription drugs, police said. Multiple syringes and other drug paraphernalia were also located.

Paul Houser, 31, who was driving the vehicle, was taken into custody and charged, with additional charges pending.

Additional drugs and two black BB guns were also located during the execution of a search warrant of the vehicle. A vehicle passenger was not charged and released at the scene.

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