On 7/8/2020 at approximately 6:20 pm, a Chico Police Officer made
a traffic stop on a vehicle near the 11300 block of Midway. The
Officer contacted two occupants in the vehicle. The passenger in
the vehicle was identified as William Martin, age 38. During the
traffic stop, the officer requested a K9 unit to assist.
CPD K9 Officer Cox responded to the scene with his partner, K9 Pax. K9 Pax is a dual purpose canine that is used for patrol and narcotics detection. During a scent search on the outside of the vehicle, K9 Pax detected the presence of narcotic odor within the vehicle. Officers then searched the interior of the vehicle and located the following items; 10 grams of individually packaged Methamphetamine, individually packaged bags of Heroin, and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Martin was placed under arrest for Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics for Sale and Transportation of Narcotics. He was later transported to the Butte County Jail.
All of the K9’s working for the Chico Police Department are dual
purpose teams. Their on-going training in narcotic detection
provides a valuable tool for law enforcement officers.
Chico, CA –
Location: 11300 Block of Midway
Case Number: 20-3664
Victim: State of California
Suspect: William Martin, Age 38
Supervisor: Peter Durfee, Officer in Charge Commander: Brian Miller, Commander