Two North County residents were taken into custody on suspicion of felony drug charges Saturday, after a police dog sniffed out their vehicle in a Paso Robles parking lot.
A Paso Robles K9 police unit responded to a report at about 8:45 p.m. that night of suspicious activity in a parking lot in the 2000 block of Theatre Drive, police Lt. Ty Lewis said.
The dog sniffed around the vehicle and alerted the officer. Lewis said the vehicle was searched and 12.4 grams of heroin, 15 grams of methamphetamine, scales, packaging and $1,277 in cash allegedly was found.
The officer arrested Jessica Banner, 33, of Templeton and Nathan Bulgin, 33, of Atascadero, and booked them into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of felony possession of methamphetamine and heroin for sale and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Banner had two previous arrest warrants, and Bulgin was on probation.
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Bulgin was no longer in jail by Monday morning. Banner remained in custody Tuesday in lieu of $55,000 bail.