K9 Jack sniffs out pounds of meth, other drugs less than a year on the job
JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is their only drug sniffing K9, Jack, busy this year.
Jack is two years old and has only been with the Sheriff's Office for nine months. He is trained to sniff out methamphetamines, cocaine, and heroin.
Since that period of time, he and his partner, Deputy Tim Kennedy, have assisted in seizing 4.32 ounces of heroin, 9.5 ounces of cocaine, 10.7 pounds of methamphetamine, 3.79 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 111 pounds of marijuana, five handguns, and more than $42,000 in cash.
"[Drug-sniffing K9s] alert on the odor of drugs, and the sensitivity of their noses is insane. If someone touches meth, heroine, cocaine, and then touches a door handle, it's enough that he'll actually alert on the door handle," Deputy Kennedy says.
Deputy Kennedy says the amount of drugs brought into the area has increased quite a bit over the past few years. He believes that K9 Jack's presence (and special nose) will deter people from bringing even more drugs into Jackson county.