Police In Kitsap Want Drug Dog

k9mcsodbPolice are asking residents in the Kitsap County city of Poulsbo to help pay for a new drug-sniffing dog. Police Chief Al Townsend said the dog will help officers find more drugs and make more arrests. Police say heroin use is on the rise, and officers have collected thousands of hypodermic needles around town in recent weeks.

Townsend says the dog would cost $12,000, but that seized drug money could help pay for the animal in the future. The chief hopes to get a drug dog by spring.

The Mason County Sheriff's Office has a K9 Unit which is a part of the Patrol Division.  According to the MCSO webiste: The Unit is currently comprised of one Narcotics Detection K9 team, three Patrol K9 teams, and one Trailing K9 Team. MSCO K9 division also urges support by donation. See website link HERE.

(AP & KOMO) November 29, 2013

IMAGE courtesy of Dean Byrd/MCSO K9/2012