K-9 Deputy Hank

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Deputy K-9 Hank worked with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office from January 2002 - 2007 and in that amount of time  had several successful narcotic seizures.

Deputy K-9  “Hank” participated in the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) trials held April 23 - 26, 2005 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. This is an annual certification event for Police K-9 Officers and their dogs. USPCA Region 21 includes all of Iowa and parts of Nebraska. Ninety-Four K-9 Teams participated in this years USPCA qualifications. Deputy Hank took First Place. Testing consisted of numerous vehicle searches and building searches that are set up to simulate actual working conditions for the K-9 Teams.

The USPCA, Region 21, also awarded Deputy Hank the “Case of the Quarter” award for quality work and the degree of drug activity cases where Hank has been deployed and actually detected illegal narcotics.


K-9 Deputy Hank with his many awards
K-9 Deputy Hank with his many awards

Narcotic Detention Dog "K-9 Hank"

  • Purchased from Midwest K-9 Detection & Consulting, L.L.C., Des Moines, Iowa – December 2001.
  • "K-9 Hank" is now a 5 year old Labrador Retriever. "K-9 Hank" is trained to alert to the odor of controlled substances. These substances include: marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin. Upon location of one of the five controlled substances, "K-9 Hank" is trained to paw, bark and or bite at the source of the odor. This is called an "aggressive alert". This alert may also indicate items recently contaminated with the odor of one or more of the controlled substances.
  • Deputy Faiferlick and K-9 completed 6 weeks of training & certified through Midwest K-9 Detection & Consulting, L.L.C., Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Dallas County K-9 Team joined the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA), a nationally accredited K-9 association.

Statistics

Jan - Dec 2004

Times K-9 Hank deployed (sniffs) 103
Times K-9 Hank Indicated to odor (indications) 39
Times substance was found 34
School lockers sniffed 7
Search Warrants deployments 3
Search Warrant find 3
Number of Times called by other agencies 35

Amount of Drugs located:

Drug Total Weight Street Value
Meth 10,193 grams = 22.7 pounds $1,019,300.00
Marijuana 287,171 grams = 641 pounds $2,871,710.00
Cocaine 82,073 grams = 183 pounds $8,207,300.00

Drug Money Seized by Dallas County Sheriff Office: $290,615.00

Called to assist other agencies - Drug Money seized: $167,800.00

Jan - Dec 2003

Times K-9 Hank deployed (sniffs) 99
Times K-9 Hank Indicated to odor (indications) 33
Times substance was found 29
School lockers sniffed 15
Search Warrants deployments 6
Search Warrant find 5
Number of Times called by other agencies 46

Amount of Drugs located:

Drug Total Weight Street Value
Meth 17,141 grams = 38.26 pounds $1,714,100.00
Marijuana 114,742 grams = 265 pounds $1,147,420.00
Cocaine 17,920 grams = 40 pounds $1,792,000.00

Drug Money Seized by Dallas County Sheriff Office: $309,890.00

Called to assist other agencies - Drug Money seized: $225,690.00

Jan - Dec 2002

Times K-9 Hank deployed (sniffs) 65
Times K-9 Hank Indicated to odor (indications) 28
Times substance was found 27
School lockers sniffed 10
Search Warrants deployments 6
Search Warrant find 4
Number of Times called by other agencies 27

Amount of Drugs located:

Drug Total Weight Street Value
Meth 60 grams $6,000.00
Marijuana 9329 grams = 21 pounds $93,290.00

Drug Money Seized by Dallas County Sheriff Office: $155,465.00

356 lbs of cocaine were found in a hidden compartment of this mobile home
356 lbs of cocaine were found in a hidden compartment of this mobile home
Drugs often lead drug offenders to more violent crimes
150 lbs of marijuana was seized from a vehicle on Interstate 80 in Dallas County. This later led to the seizure of 220 lbs of marijuana from the suspects home
150 lbs of marijuana was seized from a vehicle on Interstate 80 in Dallas County. This later led to the seizure of 220 lbs of marijuana from the suspects home
Drugs often lead drug offenders to more violent crimes
These two unrelated Dallas County cases show that drugs often lead drug offenders to more violent crimes