You can’t put a price on the worth of the nose of police dog Stryker, but the approximately 595 pounds of methamphetamine he sniffed out had an estimated street value of $1.2 million.
On Feb. 23, Lewisville Police Department K-9 Officer Pat Robey received a call to assist another agency that received an anonymous tip about a suspicious tractor trailer located near a major highway in Lewisville, Texas.
“Officer Robey deployed his K-9 partner Stryker to conduct a free air sniff of the tractor trailer and K-9 Stryker alerted to the presence of narcotics,” the Lewisville Police Department reported in a Facebook post. “Robey and other officers then searched the vehicle and found $1.2 million worth of meth in a hidden compartment,” the department said, adding that it was one of the largest busts the department had ever seen and the largest drug bust in Stryker’s career.
In response, there were more than 1,800 comments generated on the Lewisville Police Departments Facebook page. Comments included “Glad that at least some of that evil junk is off the street. Thankful for our women, men, and canines in blue,” Great work. That bust not only kept a ton of meth off the streets, but likely saved lives,” and “Pawsitively pawesome work Officer Stryker! Way to keep the streets clean!” Others mention rewarding Stryker with a steak or at least “give that dog a bone!”
And yes, Stryker was rewarded, receiving a few extra treats, a lot of scratches and as much time as he wanted with his favorite toy, the department commented on its Facebook post.
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