Family Dog Digs up $85K Worth of Heroin in Oregon Backyard
A Golden Retriever lives the “COPS” dream, and became an honorary narcotics dog when he dug up nearly $90,000 of contraband heroin in the backyard.
In McMinnville, Oregon, a family dog has become the talk of the town, and an honorary Narcotics dog on the local police force for life! Eighteen-month old golden retriever Kenyon was doing what golden retriever puppies like to do in back yards…dig and explore. He pulled up a container that his family thought was a time capsule and excitedly looked inside to see what goodies awaited. They began videoing the process for posterity.
And what a video they made! They realized the ‘time capsule’ Kenyon found was instead a container of drugs, which police officials deemed to be about $85,000 of black tar heroin! Tim Svenson is Yamhill County’s Sheriff and said the dog found over 15 ounces of the drug, and a hefty haul for even the most trained of narcotics dogs!
Sheriff Svenson said that his community was seeing a rise in opioid addiction and deaths due to overdose and Kenyon’s find was a big dent in removing the abhorrent heroin from their community. Doing such a great deed for the county brought upon recognition for Kenyon in the form of a ribbon and being named an honorary narcotics dog for life.