DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- One of the Los Angeles Police Department's newest K-9s, a Dutch shepherd named Bosco, sniffed out a stash of narcotics hidden inside a soda vending machine in downtown, authorities said.
During an operation that was conducted in cooperation with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, the 2-year-old dog was alerted to "a seemingly innocent vending machine" that turned out to contain no sodas at all, the LAPD said in a tweet.
Instead, inside was discovered 15 pounds of heroin, 1 kilogram of fentanyl and an assault-style rifle, police said.
Authorities released a photo that showed other items recovered in the discovery, including a stack of $100 and $20 bills, several handguns and ammunition. No additional details were announced.
Bosco has only been on the job for about six months, the Los Angeles Times reported.