Sheriff K9 Trixie discovers 2.5 pounds of marijuana inside wall of mobile home

Published 4:40 pm Friday, June 29, 2012

Trixie and her handler, officer Ronnie Russell, with the six bags (2.5 pounds) of marijuana discovered inside a wall in a Sunny View mobile home. (photo submitted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office)

Sunny View man faces two felonies
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office had help from its K9 officer, Trixie, on Wednesday, June 27, when the dog discovered six bags of marijuana inside a wall of a Sunny View mobile home.

Cody Celello

Cody Celello, 20, of 40 Peach Lane in the Sunny View community, was arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor restrict, obstruct and delay, according to sheriff’s office reports.
Officers said they executed a search warrant at the Peach Lane mobile home and smelled marijuana but could not locate it. Officers said Trixie alerted that the marijuana was located inside a panel wall. Officers discovered the marijuana bags had been tied with strings and hidden inside the wall from behind an old stand-up furnace.
The one-gallon Ziploc bags® were tied together, with the string hanging out from the furnace so the marijuana could be pulled out, according to the report.
Celello received a $25,000 bond and was still being held in the Polk County Jail as of last week.

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