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Police dog sniffs out 30 lbs. of marijuana in a traffic stop

WARRENSBURG A police dog trained to detect drugs aided in the arrest Sunday of two suspects whose vehicle contained 30 pounds of marijuana, according to state police. Two St. Lawrence County men Wayne D. Villnave, 39, of Stockholm, and Stuart S. Mossow, 37, of Chase Mills, were arrested and each charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony, according to state Police spokeswoman Maureen Tuffey. Villnave was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo when he ran a red light in Warrensburg, and was stopped for the traffic violation by state Trooper Brian Rumrill, she said. Rumrill smelled the odor of marijuana while issuing a ticket, and he had a police dog named Donovan go around the car, police said. The dogs attention was centered on the trunk, where police found a bag containing the marijuana, police said. Villnave and Mossow were arraigned in Warrensburg Town Court and sent to Warren County Jail for lack of bail, police said.

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