What started as a routine traffic stop in New Hartford resulted in the discovery of a hidden compartment loaded with drugs inside the vehicle, NHPD said. 

Police say John Linen Jr. was pulled over and found to be driving with a revoked license. The officer on scene also requested the assistance of a State Police K-9 unit due to the smell of 'burnt marijuana' inside the vehicle, NHPD said.

After the K-9 alerted officers that it was detecting the scent of drugs within the vehicle, it was transported to the New Hartford Police station officer say they found a hidden compartment containing 7-ounces of cocaine along with heroin and marijuana, a digital scale, several cell phones and money.

Linen was ordered to be held without bail on several charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and aggravated unlicensed operation.

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