Carson City Sheriff's Department: call for drug dog program donations
Submitted by T. Costa on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 3:26pm
***Please feel free to download a copy of the press release below.***
The Carson City Sheriff's Department has announced that they are anticipating replacing one of their drug dogs, Troy, as the Narcotic Detection Canine has developed several health problems that will force him to retire this year. Troy is an eight-year-old black labrador retriever who joined the canine program in 2007 with his partner Deputy Jeff Pullen. Since 2007, Troy has helped discover 46 pounds of marijuana, 18 pounds of methamphetamines, 38 grams of heroin, 8 grams of cocaine and hundreds of items of drug paraphernalia.
In light of this, the department is asking community members to consider donating to the Canine Program for the Carson City Sheriff's Department. Donations go to purchase quality canine officers, provide their training, help train their partners, and provide equipment and vehicles. Sierra Veterinary Hospital provides free medical care and Mars Pet Care/Pedigree Food provides free food.
Canine program donations can be made at 911 E. Musser St. or by calling Sergeant Brian Humphrey at 887-2020 ext. 7888.