AUBURN, Mass. - Finding a bag of dog food in a car carrying a dog is not unusual.
But a sharp-eyed Massachusetts state trooper knew something was awry when he noticed a plastic bag inside the sack of food in the back seat of a car he pulled over on the ramp from the Massachusetts Turnpike to Interstate 290 in Auburn on Monday night.
Police said there were about 20 grams of crack cocaine in the plastic bag.
Two brothers were charged with drug trafficking. One man was also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, a double-sided knife. They are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.
State police said arrangements have been made to care for the dog.