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Two men arrested after K-9 finds 907 MDMA pills

The North Carolina men were pulled over on I-75 and booked in the Hernando County Jail.
Titan, a K-9 with the Florida Highway Patrol, searched a car and found 907 MDMA pills
Titan, a K-9 with the Florida Highway Patrol, searched a car and found 907 MDMA pills [ Courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Aug. 29, 2020

Two men from North Carolina face drug trafficking charges after Florida Highway Patrol troopers found and confiscated 907 MDMA pills in their vehicle, according to a news release.

On Friday around 11:30 a.m., a trooper stopped the two men in their Nissan Altima on Interstate 75 near milepost 301 in Hernando County for following too closely and seatbelt violations, the release said. Patrick Russell Allen, 31, and Jelani Omar Burwell, 39, were “overtly nervous,” the release said, so the trooper called for backup with a drug-sniffing dog.

The K-9 named Titan led to the discovery of 907 MDMA pills, drugs more commonly known as ecstasy or molly, in the car, according to the release.

Allen and Burwell were arrested and face charges of trafficking synthetic drugs, possession of drugs with intent to distribute, illegal use of a vehicle to traffic drugs and other possession charges. They were booked in the Hernando County jail.