ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - The Minnesota State Patrol has added three of the best noses in the business to help sniff out illegal drugs.
K9s Keno, King and Remi proved over a lengthy training course that they have what it takes to be a member of the state patrol.
Sgt. Chad Mills says the three are strictly drug-detection K9s.
"Cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and any derivatives - we don't do any person-searching or explosives, strictly drugs."
He says one of the K9s will go to Bemidji, one to Worthington and the other to the West Metro.
The Minnesota State Patrol now has 15 K9 teams trained to detect narcotics, and one team trained to detect explosives.
Two of the new K9s are Belgian Malinois, and one is a German short hair.
See video of their extensive training below.
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