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Police canine locates meth that leads to arrest
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Jaime Wilcox, 36, is led to a waiting patrol car Thursday morning by Street Crimes Unit detective Armando Garcia after officers allegedly found methamphetamine at her Lathrop Road home with the use of a drug dog. - photo by GLENN KAHL

The use of a Manteca Police Department drug dog by the Street Crimes Unit detectives Thursday morning located methamphetamine in a home in the 3300 block of Lathrop Road near where it intersects with London Avenue.

Officers were assisted by a state parole agent when the dog led them to the drugs in a closet of the suspect’s bedroom in the three bedroom residence, according to public information officer Jason Hensley.

Jaime Wilcox, 36, was charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of drug packaging materials.  She was transported to the Manteca city jail where she was booked on the charges.

The canine used in the investigation Thursday is one of three on both day and night shifts in assisting officers.