police dog drug bust

A Goodyear police dog named Diko helped with a drug bust March 5, according to Lisa Berry, a Goodyear Police spokeswoman.

Goodyear officers witnessed a vehicle commit multiple traffic violations in the area of Interstate 10 and Litchfield Road around 1 p.m.

When stopped, the driver of the vehicle stated that he was coming to visit family in Phoenix. The vehicle was registered in California, yet the driver had a Phoenix address. 

The driver allowed officers to search his vehicle. With the assistance of Goodyear’s newest crime dog Diko, they allegedly located over 5 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at approximately $20,000, in the trunk of the vehicle. 

Herber Jesus Salomon, 20, was arrested on drug charges.