Illinois State Police touts K9 drug seizures over 3 day period

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The Illinois State Police have touted the success of K9 officers in assisting in “significant drug seizures” over the period of three days.

According to Illinois State Police District 16 Interim Commander, Lt. Carl Heintz, K9 officers Recon, Bodhi and Gambit have assisted officers in several drug arrests and the apprehension of a a fleeing suspect.

On June 25th, K9 Recon and his handler were returning from training in Springfield when they were dispatched to assist a District 9 trooper, during which they located methamphetamine and heroin.

On June 27th, K9 Bodhi and his handler were dispatched to help track down a suspect who fled on foot following a car chase in Boone County. K9 Bodhi tracked the suspect into a cornfield, where he was apprehended.

On the same day, K9 Gambit and his handler seized 2 pounds of drugs during a traffic stop on I-90.

“I’m extremely proud of the work our three handlers do with their K9s,” stated Lt. Heintz. “They show immense dedication while making Illinois a safer place.”

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