Two California Highway Patrol Merced K9s uncovered large drug operations this week.
At about 2 p.m on Tuesday, a male suspect's vehicle was stopped by CHP officers for tinted windows on northbound Interstate 5, north of Russell Avenue, according to a news release.
CHP Merced K9 Laika conducted a sniff on the vehicle and alerted officers to the odor of narcotics, the release states.
A probable cause search led the the discovery of $80,000 in currency packaged inside Ziploc sandwich bags, the release states, adding that the suspect admitted the money was obtained through narcotics sales.
The money was seized and charges are pending, according to CHP.
At 3 a.m. Friday, a CHP officer stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe and its male driver at I-5 and West Nees Avenue, southwest of Dos Palos, for speeding, another news release states.
The officer noted several indications of criminal activity, and K9 Bruce was called to sniff the vehicle.
The sniff led to a search, which uncovered 26 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a speaker box in a cargo area.
Information on any arrests resulting from the stops weren't specified in the releases.