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Drug-sniffing dog finds meth in Columbus man’s vehicle near Cherokee Avenue, police say

Raymond Delano Greer\
Raymond Delano Greer\

A 48-year-old man was taken into custody late Tuesday after a drug-sniffing dog alerted authorities to almost 2 ounces of methamphetamine in his vehicle on Slade Drive at Cherokee Avenue.

Raymond Delano Greer of Columbus was charged with trafficking in meth, possession of drug-related objects, having no vehicle insurance and a suspended registration. He was held in the Muscogee County Jail for a 2 p.m. Thursday hearing in Recorder’s Court where he continued his case until he can hire his own attorney.

Police were patrolling the area about 11:30 p.m. when a tag check revealed that Greer’s 2004 Pontiac Aztek had a suspended registration and no vehicle insurance. While police were writing the citations, a K-9 drug sniffing dog named Kruger alerted on the vehicle.

Police found 48 grams, almost 2 ounces, of met with a street value of $4,810 inside the SUV. Police said they also seized four glass pipes, assorted plastic baggies commonly used to package drugs, scales and spoons.