Police find 120 grams of meth, $9,000 during traffic stop - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Police find 120 grams of meth, $9,000 during traffic stop

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Brian Melcher, 39 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Brian Melcher, 39 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

A Lubbock Police Department K-9 unit discovered 120 grams of Methamphetamine and $9,000 cash during a traffic stop Saturday night.

LPD Corporal Bratton made the initial stop in the 3400 block of Elmwood for a traffic violation. He saw something that led him to believe an illegal substance may be in the car and requested K-9 backup.

"With his training, it could be something he smells, it could be something he sees, it could be all of the above," said LPD Sgt. Jason Lewis. "That officer is going to take all that stuff into consideration and he's going to take all those facts and put them together and he's going to see if it warrants calling out canine to see if there's something to it."

39-year-old Brian Melcher was the only person in the vehicle.

"He has been charged with felony 1, first degree felony possession of a controlled substance," Lewis said.

Lewis says Lubbock doesn't have a terrible problem with meth, but LPD is always on the lookout.

"Especially clandestine labs and things like that; they can be very dangerous to neighbors. It's easy to cost somebody their life in situations where you have somebody that puts a lab together in a neighborhood," he said.

This isn't the first time Melcher has been in trouble with the law. In April 2012, he was charged with intentionally abandoning a child and was charged with sexual assault of two children in December of that same year.

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