Pasco K9s help catch suspects hiding in woods

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Pasco County Sheriff’s Office K9 team sniffed out two suspected drug dealers Thursday, after the men tried to hide in thick woods.

Pasco deputies said the Belmont Inn in Port Richey is a known trouble spot in the county. That proved to be true when deputies arrived at the rundown motel, looking for the driver of a car that sped away from them several times.

They knocked on room 411 after smelling marijuana. “He observes four black males jump off a second floor balcony, land on a truck and hop into a vehicle and start fleeing the scene in the vehicle,” Corp. Kelly Endricks said.

At that point, the chase was on. The suspects almost ran over one of the deputies in the parking lot. The suspects then booked it north on US Highway 19 but crashed into another car three miles down the road, Corporal Endricks said.

Deputies arrested three of the men right away, but two suspects ran into the woods. That’s where the K9s came in.

The K9s and their handlers were hot on the trail of the two men hiding in the woods. They quickly caught one suspect, and then K9 Thor found the second man. Through the dense shrubs, the dog led deputies to a man hiding in a tree. K9 Jango also helped catch the suspects.

Inside the car driven by the suspects and the motel room, deputies found crack cocaine, marijuana, a revolver and more than $15,000 in cash. The suspects are: Nehemiah Mason, 25, Kevin Golsdby, 26, Karron Maragh, 24, William Johnson, 27, and Aaron Washington, 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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