The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office has named an Oregon family’s digging dog, “Kenyon,” as an honorary narcotics K9 after the dog unearthed illegal drugs which were buried on his owner’s property. The 18-month-old golden retriever dug up what his owners thought was a time capsule – possibly left by the people who previously lived in their home.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the family, who has opted to remain anonymous, decided to video-tape themselves opening the supposed time capsule, for posterity sake, but when they opened the black tube, the quickly realized that keepsakes from the past weren’t inside.
The family reached out to the authorities for assistance – come to find out, the black capsule was holding over 15 ounces of black tar heroin valued at approximately $85,000.
Sheriff Tim Svenson praised Kenyon for his backyard discovery and said, “Opioid addiction and overdose deaths are on the rise and with the help of Kenyon this large quantity of heroin is removed from our community.” Sheriff Svenson presented Kenyon with an official Yamhill County K-9 citation ribbon and named him an honorary narcotics K-9 for life.
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