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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holding in Caballes that a drug-sniffing dog may be used in the course
Most of the existing studies focus on the chance of a false positive: that is, whether or not a drug-sniffing dog will alert when there is no contraband present.
In Edmond, for example, the Court seemed to approve the use of drug-sniffing dogs at a roadblock, and in Cardwell v.
The Court previously has said that police may use drug-sniffing dogs at will during routine traffic stops and may search cars without a warrant, based on their own determination of probable cause.
Indeed, by getting O'Connor to vigorously insist that the use of the drug-sniffing dog did not doom this search, the dissent might have held the door open for a slightly modified roadblock in the future.
Jardines asks whether police need a warrant to use a drug-sniffing dog at the doorstep of a home.
The benefit of having a patrol canine team far outweighs any potential for liabilities because of the education, the training and the management,'' said Officer Kim Lawrence, who handles Fergie, the city's single drug-sniffing dog.
Eagerly, because he was last caught with a guilty look and a faceful of white powder Bowhas discovered the unexpected perks of being a drug-sniffing dog in that, if the package is broken,you really do get to sniff them.
The cocaine was discovered in 51 bags of peanuts during a routine search of the aircraft by a drug-sniffing dog.
Because authorities failed to first obtain a warrant from a judge before taking a drug-sniffing dog onto private property, their search was unconstitutional.
When Trooper Russ Patenaude arrived with a drug-sniffing dog, Mr.
The trooper called for a drug-sniffing dog and found about $60,000 worth of the drug in vacuum-sealed containers in a hidden compartment in the car.