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​3 New State Patrol K-9s Get to Work Sniffing Out Drugs

Trooper Kyle Goodwin and K-9 Keno demonstrate a narcotics search on the exterior of a vehicle.Three new crime fighters are helping the Minnesota State Patrol get drugs off the streets.

K-9s Keno, King and Remi recently completed 15 weeks of training to detect a variety of drugs hidden in places like vehicles, buildings and parcels. The dogs will be stationed with their handlers in the Marshall, Thief River Falls and west metro districts.

These latest additions bring the State Patrol’s K-9 unit up to 16 teams, stationed around the state. Fifteen of the K-9s are trained to sniff out the odors of narcotics like marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, and one is trained to detect explosives.

Learn more about the new K-9s in a recent DPS Blog post. Watch a new DPS MIC’D UP video for an inside look at their training.

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Video Description: Three new K-9s - Keno, King and Remi - have joined the Minnesota State Patrol after 15 weeks of training. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the training process.