Cops: Marietta K-9 finds drugs hidden in car stopped for bad tag

A car tag that was a week expired led to the arrest of a Powder Springs man on felony drug charges.

Simeon Belk remained without bond in Cobb County jail on Monday morning, a week after his arrest, jail records show.

Belk was pulled over for the expired tag about 2:30 p.m. near the QuikTrip in the 600 block of Franklin Gateway, according to a police warrant.

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office


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In a Facebook post, Marietta cops said "suspicious activity during the stop led to a request for a K-9 sniff."

Apex, a three-year-old dog on the force, rooted out the drugs that were inside a hidden compartment in the center console under the radio, the warrant said.

Apex found individually wrapped packages of methamphetamine totaling 14½ grams, four grams of packaged crack cocaine, 7½ grams of marijuana and about four grams of heroin cut into 11 bundles.


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That’s enough to be considered trafficking amounts of drugs.

Many people commented on the picture of Apex and the drugs saying he was a good boy.

“Steak for dinner!!!!” one read.


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