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Stoners leave dog in hot car, leading deputies to $34,000 worth of pot, drug money

Courtesy Dept. of Animal Care & Control

This German pointer named Hunter was rescued from a hot car in WeHo that also happened to contain large amounts of drugs and cash.

Sheriff’s deputies saw a dog locked a hot car in West Hollywood over the weekend and decided to rescue it -- and wound up discovering a stash of marijuana worth $24,000 and another $10,000 in drug money while they were there, the department announced.

It was a warm day Sunday when deputies went to the 1200 block of North Ogden Drive at about 1:30 p.m. in response to calls that a dog was locked in a hot vehicle there.

According to a Sheriff’s Department statement, “In an effort to identify the animal’s owner, a bag located inside the vehicle was opened, exposing several bundles of sealed marijuana” along with the cash.

The dog, a German pointer, was unharmed and given over to the county Department of Animal Care & Control. The drugs and cash were seized, along with the car they were in -- a red 1993 Nissan Pathfinder with Arizona plates.

CBS reports the dog has been named Hunter by volunteers and appears to be doing fine.

Authorities have not yet located the owners of the car, dog, cash, or drugs.

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