Pueblo man allegedly smuggles drugs in dog's coat

Aaron Brown (Photo: Pueblo Police Department)
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Police say they busted a Pueblo man who tried to use his dog as a drug mule.

Aaron Brown, 28, was arrested Saturday after he was allegedly caught driving a car with an unregistered license plate. A Pueblo Police corporal pulled Brown over, and after sorting out who Brown was -- the suspect allegedly gave a phony name at first -- learned he had several active arrest warrants.

As the corporal talked to Brown, a little dog wearing a coat jumped out of the car. Brown was allowed to hold the dog until he was taken into custody, then the corporal took the animal. Animal law enforcement officers were called.

"As Cpl. Juno was turning the dog over to the animal law enforcement officers, he felt some sort of container in a pouch on the dog’s coat.," the police department said in a tweet.

"Cpl. Juno removed the container from the dog’s jacket and discovered what appeared to be black har heroin."

Brown's wallet with his ID card was also found in the coat.

Police say Brown now faces drug charges on top of his existing arrest warrants.

"Dogs aren't always man's best friend," police said.