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Russell Barry Arrested During Traffic Stop For Allegedly Possessing Drugs For Sale In Novato

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Officers arrested a man in Novato early this morning on suspicion of possessing controlled substances for sale, according to a police spokesperson.

Russell Barry, 25, was contacted by officers in a routine traffic stop on U.S. Highway 101 at De Long Avenue at 2:22 a.m., Novato police Sgt. Sasha D’Amico said.

Based on Barry’s unusual and suspicious behavior during the stop, officers had a narcotics detection canine do an exterior sniff of the vehicle, D’Amico said.

The canine became alerted by a narcotic odor coming from the vehicle, leading the officers to find 200 MDMA tablets, 17.5 grams of cocaine packaged for sale and a large amount of cash.

Barry was arrested and taken to Marin County Jail.

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