Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Cokehead Cops or Cokehead Canines?
Probably not the actual officers or dogs pictured above (note the date on calendar) but a substitute reasonable facsimile, except one of the officers was a woman.
Cops allegedly lose 2-gram bag of cocaine used to train dogs, try to shift blame to dogs.
Oct 21 2009
NAPLES, Fla.— Police in Naples are on the lookout for cocaine. Somehow, they lost their stash. A 2-gram packet was discovered missing this summer from a narcotics kit used in training. Two officers lost it in April, but they're unsure where. It could've been the police parking lot or an airport rental car, but the most likely spot was a hotel.
The veteran pair checked out the kit to train their police dogs, but the one who usually handles the drugs was called to a scene. By the time she returned, the dogs were energetic and destroying the hotel room.
The officers said they were focusing more on straightening up the hotel room than collecting the drugs, so the bag probably got left.
Without specifically pointing fingers at the dogs, the officers left the impression that the dogs ingested the cocain, got high and went on a rampage in the hotel room. The highly-trained animals normally are placid and calm but if high on a narcotic they might act strangely, according to a passer by who studied veterinary medicine for two months.
The officers weren't reprimanded _ supervisors say it was an honest mistake.
Other members of the narcotics squad, speaking on condition of similarity, were not so sure.
When queried by reporters the supervisors refused to comment on what the two officers, a male and a female, were doing in a hotel room, especially with two dogs. The dogs were not available to comment.
Information grossly modified from: Naples Daily News, http://www.naplesnews.com