K-9 Bob's got a nose for sniffing out the stash.
After a Suffolk County sheriff’s office K-9 team was recently called in by the Drug Enforcement Administration to perform a narcotics sniff related to currency that had been seized during a narcotics investigation, K-9 Bob stepped up to task.
K-9 Bob, a dual purpose narcotic and patrol service dog who lives in Riverhead, was able to deftly sniff out six different packages of seized funds hidden in various spots and rooms in a "secure location."
The savvy pooch successfully sniffed out approximately $1 million in uncirculated currency, linking the seized funds to the narcotics investigation. The currency was entered into evidence and remains in the custody of the DEA Task Force.
K-9 Bob, a Belgian Malinois, is 2-and-a-half years old and has been with the Suffolk County sheriff’s office since 2010.
“Our K-9s provide important law enforcement services to the community, and to other policing jurisdictions. If a child ever goes missing or a dangerous suspect is on the loose, highly trained dogs like Bob are totally dedicated and thrive on success in whatever mission they are given," said Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco, who praised both K-9 Bob and his handler, Deputy Sheriff Greg Negra, thankin Negra for his work in this investigation.
Currently, the Suffolk County sheriff’s office has three deputy and two corrections canines. Their roster of duties include performing narcotics searches to aid in investigations, sniffing out suspected drugs within the county correctional facilities, locating suspects and victims, and tracking down evidence at or near crime scenes.