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Man Arrested After Picking Up Lost Wallet From Police Station With Drugs Inside

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Man Arrested After Picking Up Lost Wallet From Police Station With Drugs Inside

A man was arrested after going to the police station to pick up his wallet which contained drugs.

Jacob Peck, from Huntington, West Virginia, went to Milton Police Department after being informed that officers had found his wallet.

A police sniffer dog also indicated there were illegal drugs inside the 24-year-old's truck, and after searching it police found more drugs and scales.

Jacob was arrested and officers confiscated a quantity of heroin, heroin laced with fentanyl, and crystal meth.

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Peck was subsequently charged with possession of drugs with the intent to supply and with obstructing an officer.

Credit: Milton Police Department
Credit: Milton Police Department

According to reports, he is currently being held at Western Regional Jail on a $50,000 (£36,000) bond.

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Sharing news of the arrest to its Facebook page, Milton Police Department wrote: "A found wallet containing narcotics call this afternoon lead Ptl Wynston Lloyd to arrest the owner of the wallet, Jacob C Peck, 24 of Huntington when he came to the office to pick it up.

"K-9 Fiona did a sniff of Peck's truck and indicated, leading to the discovery of additional drugs and scales."

Speaking of accidental drug finds, a snorkeller recently stumbled upon a huge stash of cocaine worth $1.5 million (£1.09m) while swimming in the Florida Keys.

Having spotted something 'floating' in the water, the swimmer got way more than they bargained for when, upon closer inspection, they realised it was 68lbs of the white powder.

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According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the snorkeller had been in the water near Craig Key when they noticed a large black bundle wrapped in tape floating around.

After they got in touch with the authorities, the drugs were handed over to the US Border Patrol.

It transpired the bag contained a total of 25 bricks of cocaine, which Border Patrol said are valued at a staggering $1.5m.

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A tweet from Chief Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin said: "On Wednesday, a Good Samaritan discovered 68 lbs. of cocaine valued at over 1.5 million dollars floating in the #FloridaKeys.

"The individual noticed a large black bundle wrapped in tape & contacted local authorities. The bag contained 25 bricks of cocaine."

Featured Image Credit: Milton Police Department

Topics: Police, US News, crime, Drugs, Dogs

Dominic Smithers
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