Jennings County authorities are touting the sensitive nose of their newest police dog.
According to the sheriff’s department, police dog Dino and his handler Deputy John Amis graduated from K-9 school in October. Since then, Dino has been responsible for the seizure of 170 grams of Methamphetamine, 8 grams of Heroin, and 6 Grams of Fentanyl.
Yesterday, deputies stopped a vehicle at about 1:40 a.m. in the morning on State Road 7 for traffic infractions. Dino alerted to the odor of drugs in the vehicle and a search recovered 24 grams of Methamphetamine along with Drug Paraphernalia.
At about 7 p.m. last night, deputies stopped a vehicle on Scott Street and Dino was brought to the scene, where the dog alerted to the odor of drugs in the vehicle. A search recovered 13 grams of methamphetamine.
Both stops resulted in arrests, deputies say.
Photo of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department dog Dino courtesy of department.