Two Weeks After Being Trained To Detect Fentanyl, Highway Patrol K9 Scores

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By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily

That’s a smart dog.

Only two weeks after being trained and certified to detect fentanyl, one of the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s K-9s brought down a convicted felon who was allegedly trafficking fentanyl and meth into the state.

It all started, according to the WHP, when special agents with Wyoming’s Division of Criminal Investigation suspected criminal activity was afoot at a gas station outside of Evanston and reached out to the patrol for assistance.

Upon arrival, the K-9 was deployed and subsequently detected the odor of drugs inside a vehicle.

A search was conducted and the dog was proved right, as 1,349 fentanyl pills and nearly 4 pounds of meth were discovered.

Things got worse for the driver as a pistol, which he was not allowed to possess, was seized as well.

“Agents believe these drugs were destined for communities within Wyoming,” a spokesman for the Wyoming Highway Patrol said.

After the arrest, the unnamed pooch was placed on top of the vehicle along with the seized loot for a much-deserved victory photo. Hopefully, Snausages weren’t far behind.

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