SAN ANTONIO -

One of the newest members of the Northside Independent School District's police force -- a canine named Alice -- is getting some credit for discovering a stash of illegal drugs in a suspect's abandoned car.

Christopher Martinez, 24, was taken into custody Tuesday, more than a week after the drugs were found.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that an NISD officer first noticed Martinez early on the morning of Nov. 4, when he ran a stop sign at the corner of Cliffbrier Drive and Timber Path.

The officer turned on his lights in an attempt to stop him, but Martinez kept going, the affidavit stated.

Martinez stopped the car on the front lawn of a home in the 9200 block of Cliffvale, got out and jumped over a fence, the affidavit stated.

The officer eventually lost sight of Martinez and he got away.

Police used the canine to search the car and found six bags of a substance that tested positive for cocaine, the affidavit stated.

Investigators said they also found an AK-47 rifle, ammunition and an 8-inch hunting knife inside the vehicle.

Police said Martinez left his driver's license inside the car, which was used to identify him, the affidavit stated.

Martinez is charged with manufacturing/delivering a controlled substance and evading arrest.

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