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Florida K9 finds drugs in car of jail visitor: Sheriff

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office arrested 20-year-old Valerie Howard on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. (Hernando County Sheriff's Office)

A woman visiting a jail in Florida ended up becoming a resident, thanks to the sniffer of a K9.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office arrested 20-year-old Valerie Howard on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Howard happened to be visiting the jail complex while the sheriff's office K9 team trained in the parking lot.

One of the dogs, K9 Valor, alerted to Howard's car. Deputies made contact with Howard who allowed deputies to search her car.

Deputies, according to the sheriff's office, found a grinder and a small amount of marijuana.

Howard is being held on a $2,000 bond.

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