Drug Bust Leads To National Award For Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff K9
A dog in the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit won an award for his actions during a call last year.
Archie and handler Deputy Griffin Bush were awarded Catch of the Quarter from the United States Police Canine Association.
The award stems from a drug bust last November.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says Archie and Bush were waiting to catch a suspect who was hiding in an attic.
"While they were in the wait mode," Wedding says, "the dog alerted without being prompted to a large bucket in another room that had over three and a half pounds of marijuana inside it."
Wedding, a former canine handler himself, says that dogs can often smell things a person never would. "And in this particular case, it was proven," he adds.
This isn’t the first time a sheriff’s office canine has won the award, but Wedding says it’s not often.