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Published September 17, 2011, 07:21 PM

North Dakota Highway Patrol performs annual K-9 training

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) -- Some four-legged law officers are training to sniff out trouble. The North Dakota Highway Patrol is performing its annual K-9 training for troopers and their law-dogs.

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) -- Some four-legged law officers are training to sniff out trouble. The North Dakota Highway Patrol is performing its annual K-9 training for troopers and their law-dogs. They practiced searching for drugs in a vehicle and alerting their partner when they've found something. There are eight drug dogs in the state. The agency wants to add one more in the western part of North Dakota next year. Gary Orluck of the ND Highway Patrol says, “Takes a special person to be a canine officer, have to be very dedicated and it's a lot of work, it's a lot of extra work., but there's rewards that come with it as well.” The biggest K-9 drug bust in North Dakota was near Mandan in 2009. 95 pounds of marijuana was found.

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