Local K9 officer stops truck hauling “grass,” police say

CONWAY, Ark. — A local K9 officer is being applauded after he made a “grassy” discovery.

During a traffic stop conducted by K9 Officer Tanner Williams on May 22, The Conway Police Department discovered about 130 pounds of marijuana around 10:15 p.m. being smuggled within a trailer loaded with hay bales, a release said.

The marijuana was discovered with the assistance of Officer Williams K9 partner “Chase” and Sgt. Matt Edgmon, officials said.

Hauling "Grass" As a result of a traffic stop conducted by K9 Officer Tanner Williams on May 22nd at approximately...

Posted by Conway Police Department on Monday, May 24, 2021

About K9 Chase:

A 5-year-old Dutch Shepherd who has been with the Conway Police Department for just under 4 years and holds dual certifications in the detection of illegal narcotics with the State of Arkansas and the National Narcotics Detector Dog Association.

The driver of the truck, a resident of Washington State, was jailed at the Faulkner County Detention Center for the charge of possession of a controlled substance, a release said.