In 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.