But it is not just foiling terror plots, police dogs are also at the fore when it comes to busting drug dealers. But what if we were to tell you that an untrained family dog dug up drugs worth $85,000 in his own backyard!
Meet the Hero dog who discovered drugs in his backyard
18-month-old Golden Retriever “Kenyon” dug up an approximately $85,000 worth of black tar heroin from his home lawn. When his humans found what he had discovered, they immediately called the local County Sheriff’s Office.
“Opioid addiction and overdose deaths are on the rise. With the help of Kenyon this large quantity of heroin is removed from our community”.
— Sheriff Tim Svenson
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A brief history of Illustrious drug buster Dogs:
- U.S. Customs dogs “Rocky” and “Barco” were so good at patrolling the Texas-Mexico border (also called Cocaine Alley) that Mexican drug lords put a $300,000 bounty on them! Thankfully, they retired hale and hearty from active duty and found loving homes.
- US Customs Labrador Sniff was the world’s most prolific drug sniffer dog. He helped make 118 drug seizures in his working lifetime, amounting to a record $810 million worth of drugs confiscated.