Idaho K9 credited for taking $21,000 worth of drugs, paraphernalia off streets since May

Idaho K9 credited for taking $21,000 worth of drugs, paraphernalia off streets since May
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Shoshone County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Abshire and his K9 partner Lulu are being recognized by the department for their work since May to keep the community safe.

The duo completed training and hit the streets last spring and since then, they’ve been able to take about $21,000 worth of illegal substances off the streets, according to Captain Jeremy Groves.

He said they’ve made 36 illegal substance related arrests that included the confiscation of more than 100 grams of meth, about 5000 grams of marijuana, one gram of heroin, and about 35 pieces of illegal paraphernalia.

Cpt. Groves said the department invested $12,000 for Abshire and Lulu’s training and SCSO believes that has paid off already.

K9 Lulu has also done sweeps of the county jail and local schools. Abshire and Lulu have also gone to elementary schools to visit students to help foster positive relationships between kids and authorities.

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