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K-9 Sniffs Out $1.2 Million Of Meth From Tractor Trailer

by : Lucy Connolly on : 02 Mar 2020 18:35
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A police dog sniffed out more than $1.2 million worth of meth from a tractor trailer last month in one of the largest drug busts in his department’s history.

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The very clever boy, Stryker, assisted his partner, Officer Pat Robey of the Lewisville Police Department, during the bust – the largest of the animal’s career.

The police department ended up seizing more than 207 kilograms (approximately 595 pounds) of methamphetamine after receiving a call on February 23 at approximately 3pm to assist another agency.

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That agency had received an anonymous tip about a suspicious tractor trailer located near a major highway, and needed the help of a responsible K-9 officer.

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Enter: Stryker, who was deployed by Officer Robey to conduct a free air sniff of the trailer and who alerted his fellow officers to the presence of narcotics.

Officer Robey then offered the Lewisville Police Department as a safe location to continue the search of the tractor trailer, where he assisted in the search and later located the methamphetamine in a hidden compartment.

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Lewisville Police Department shared the incredible story on its Facebook page, confirming in the comment section that Stryker was rewarded with ‘quite a few extra treats, a lot of scratches and as much time as he wanted with his favourite toy’.

What a good boy.

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Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).

Topics: Animals, Dogs, Drugs, meth, Texas

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