On 4/16/2015 the Missouri Highway Patrol requested the assistance of Osage Beach Officer Sam Ford and K9 partner, Axel, at a traffic stop on Horseshoe Bend Parkway, Lake Ozark, Camden County, Mo.
The vehicle a 2007 Cadillac was displaying a 2013 expired dealer tag and was being driven by 31 year old, Michael J. Hall, who was suspended. The state trooper also found that the interior of the vehicle had been altered consistent with the transportation of illegal drugs and also found items associated with the possession of firearms. Upon Axel’s arrival, he immediately alerted on the vehicle indicating that illegal drugs had been present. A search warrant was obtained for both Hall’s residence and vehicles. At approximately 6:45 pm a search of a condo located on Horseshoe Bend was conducted. Axel discovered over 9 pounds of marijuana and other illegal drugs. Firearms and drug paraphernalia were also located.