Calif. PD's new K-9 funded through donations

2-year-old Maggie, a black Lab, is one of two in County that can sniff out meth, heroin, marijuana and cocaine


By Allison Edrington
Eureka Times-Standard

EUREKA, Calif. - The Eureka Police Department's new K-9 unit is one of two in Humboldt County that can sniff out methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and cocaine.

Nearly 2-year-old Maggie, a black Labrador retriever, began hitting the streets in the last few weeks. The addition is intended to assist EPD's Problem Oriented Policing unit, said Police Chief Garr Nielsen. However, the roughly $15,000 cost of purchasing the dog and training both her and her handler, Officer Ed Wilson, did not burden city coffers.

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