According to a recent release from the McArthur Police Department, on Thursday, March 18, a Wellston police officer was conducting a traffic stop and requested the use of a K-9 officer from the village. Chief Thomas Heaton and K-9 Zara responded to the traffic stop in Wellston.

K-9 Zara was requested to perform an exterior vehicle search. The dog was deployed and gave a positive indication to the presence of illegal narcotics on the vehicle in question.

During a search of the vehicle, suspected drug paraphernalia and illegal narcotics were allegedly found.

The traffic stop and continued investigation of this incident are being handled by the Wellston Police Department.