Archive for Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Duties keep county’s drug-sniffing dog busy

November 28, 2006

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A random sniff of vehicles in a hotel parking lot is among the duties performed in recent days by Levi, one of two drug-sniffing dogs owned by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

On Nov. 21, the dog checked vehicles in the parking lot of Motel 6, 1130 N. Third St., near the entrance to the Kansas Turnpike, sheriff's spokeswoman Lt. Kari Wempe said. It didn't detect any drugs.

In an unrelated case, the dog helped detect marijuana Wednesday evening during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 40, leading to the arrest of a 26-year-old Shawnee man on suspicion of drug dealing. He was released on bond.

The dog also has been used recently in the following cases in which no drugs were found:

¢ A Nov. 17 check of lockers and vehicles at Ottawa High School, initiated at the request of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

¢ A traffic stop Nov. 19 at 11th and Cherry streets in Eudora, requested by Eudora police.

¢ A Nov. 20 traffic stop by the sheriff's office on Interstate 70 west of Lawrence.

Comments

prioress 8 years, 7 months ago

Dogs have joined the Fascist state; make war on the "war" on drugs. Dogs need to be sniffing each other's butts, not cars and lockers.

don_burgess 8 years, 7 months ago

Kids - REmember what mr ramirez does to protect his "stash" from drug-sniffing dogs.

1) keep all drugs in zip-lock plastic baggies 2) rub a bit of vics vapor rub on the outside of the baggie to confuse the animals sent.
3) If transporting, remember to keep the baggies on your person concealed in a sock or in undergarments. NEVER in pockets!

don_burgess 8 years, 7 months ago

Thanks for the open forum, Mr. "R" -

It's always nice to have an expert on the pannel.

If anyone has questions please fell free to take advantage of Mr Ramirez and his vast experience....

prioress 8 years, 7 months ago

I wouldn't feel quite so bad if the cops didn't routinely take their share of the dope and the money before they turned the rest in at the office. Humbug...........

norsk_reporter 8 years, 7 months ago

I remember a day when the cops were required to have a reason for searching for drugs...

bunnyhawk 8 years, 7 months ago

Imagine the uproar if those dogs were sniffing motorists for alcohol at stop lights!!!!!

Now THAT will be the day!!

RomanNose 8 years, 7 months ago

I'd just be happy knowing that I'm still considered "sniffable."

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