Shelton Police New K-9 A Success

Lily Officer DickinsonIn the first week of its deployment, the Shelton Police Department’s Narcotics K-9 unit has proven to be a worthy asset. K-9 Lily accompanied by her handler, Officer Matt Dickinson, has assisted in two cases as outlined below.

Incident #1: A traffic stop by Sgt. Heldreth for a minor traffic violation resulted in the deployment of Lily after the K-9 Unit was called to the scene by Sgt. Heldreth. Lily alerted on the vehicle indicating the presence of narcotics. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle. Items recovered from the vehicle include: stolen firearm; mail belonging to more than 300 separate victims from various addresses within the counties of Mason, Jefferson, Thurston, Lewis and Grays Harbor; stolen laptop computer; methamphetamines; and heroin. 30 year old David Hammond of Shelton was arrested and booked into the Mason County Jail on numerous, related felony charges.

Incident #2: A traffic stop by Sgt. Fiola for a minor traffic violation resulted, again, in the deployment of Lily by her handler Officer Matt Dickinson. Lily was instrumental in identifying a substance determined to be black tar heroin. 19 year old Nathaniel Moore of Shelton was arrested and booked into the Mason County Jail or related narcotics charges.

Both incidents itemized above occurred on April 24, 2014.

May 7, 2014/City of Shelton Press Release

IMAGE/K-9 Lily accompanied by her handler, Officer Matt Dickinson.

Comments  

#5 Peter 2014-05-10 11:03
This article is about "Man's best friend", not about the pros and cons of drugs. I applaud the good work and loyalty that dogs do for man (in general). Let's applaud the K-9 unit dogs, not paint their role as negative. BTW, I think the druggies use dogs also. Go figure!!!! Dogs don't have opinions on whether drugs are good or bad, they just help man anyway they can.
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#4 Dan Meldrich 2014-05-09 18:28
We have forty years of statistics showing that maybe, just maybe incarceration does not work. It works if your an employee in the criminal justice system.
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#3 Tyler 2014-05-08 14:32
Go Lily! "Petty" drug users are responsible for most of the "petty" theft! Get them in front of a judge who can get them treatment and maybe, just maybe, they'll turn their shiz around. Letting them hang at the Civic Center isn't working!
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#2 Dan Meldrich 2014-05-08 12:12
Its simply not cost effective. The dog does nothing more than fill the criminal justice system with petty drug users addicted to drugs.
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#1 Ma_Kettle 2014-05-08 10:54
Way to go Lily!
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