SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) – A California Highway Patrol K9 helped officers make a massive drug bust during a traffic stop in the Central Valley last week.

The 200 pounds of meth seized by officers. (Credit: CHP Valley Division)

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CHP Valley Division says, back on the night of May 6, an officer pulled over a speeding car in the San Joaquin County area. As the officer went up to speak with the driver, CHP says the officer noticed “criminal indicators” – prompting the officer to put the K9 to work.

After getting an alert from the K9, officers started searching the car.

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Officers soon discovered about 200 pounds of suspected methamphetamine inside four large cardboard boxes.

Ricardo SotoFarias, a 36-year-old Sacramento resident, was arrested and has since been booked into San Joaquin County Jail. He’s facing several drug charges.

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No other details about the drug bust have been released at this point in the investigation.