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Troopers Search Car

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Wednesday afternoon Washington State Troopers searched the inside of a car that was seized after troopers found meth in it the night before.

They found what appeared to be a 7-Up soda can, but after further investigation they discovered it was really a device used to hide drugs.

Washington State Trooper Jason Kiel said, "I think criminals are becoming more intricate with what they are doing.  For example, with what we found today with the 7-Up can."

Trooper Kiel said it is not uncommon to found meth inside the cans.

Tuesday night troopers pulled over a 29-year-old man for speeding on I-82 in Benton County.  Troopers said he had a warrant for his arrest.

Wednesday they conducted a detailed search of the vehicle using a K-9 dog to look for more drugs.

Kiel said, "The dog allows us to be more thorough to make sure we're not missing anything."

Troopers said meth hurts the community and ultimately causes crime to go up. 

Kiel said, "Meth ruins people and it ruins families and it does not have a positive place in any society or any community.  Over the years I've talked to a lot of meth addicts and most of them would love to stop doing it."