Detection Dog

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A dog trained to identify by scent certain contraband materials—e.g., firearms, explosives, gypsy moths, chemicals used in arson, plants, currency/cash, illicit drugs, polycarbonate optical disks—bootleg DVDs—human remains, plant and animal tissues, etc.
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By expanding our drug dog capability, we can make an impact on the amount of drugs coming into jails.
The police brought a drug dog to a room containing the suspicious package in addition to 15 to 20 other pack ages.
Chief Leahy said this is the first time a drug dog has been used at Algonquin.
The 28-year-old was arrested along with a second suspect, Jennifer Delancy, after a drug dog search of their vehicle.
The handler of the year was named as Pc Littler, who with his police dog Sam and drug dog Snoopy had led to the seizure of drugs worth "many thousands of pounds".
WHEN THE LOCAL drug dog shows up to sniff lockers, cars, and backpacks at Temple City High School in Southern California, senior Jonathan Huynh takes immediate notice.
COTTAGE GROVE - Police arrested a California man after a drug dog allegedly helped officers find nearly nine pounds of crystal methamphetamine hidden inside his car after a traffic stop on Interstate 5.
This did leave short periods on both days where there was no drug dog present.
DRUG dog Alfie had a VIP visitor at his prison workplace yesterday.
British Transport Police officers set up metal detectors and used a drug dog at Birkenhead North on Thursday evening.
The nine springer spaniels, who were born on April 20, are the offspring of Erdington drug dog Taz and brood bitch Meg.
Regardless of the evidentiary weight accorded a dog alert, the drug dog remains both a useful and practical law enforcement tool.

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