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Police dog Kilo detects suspected illicit drugs

A traffic stop on Highway 16 saw officers bringing in some canine help.

Service dog Kilo was brought on scene after a vehicle was stopped near Maidstone for having what officers deemed to be excessive windshield damage and window tint.

On September 5 at about 2:30 p.m., Saskatchewan RCMP Roving Traffic Unit called for the canine back up to assist in the subsequent investigation.

Kilo was able to detect 300 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 7 grams of illicit cannabis in the vehicle. Officers say the crack equates to about 600 daily doses.

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The 30-year old driver, Bryce Zabrick of Edmonton has been charged with one count of alleged possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of alleged possession of illicit cannabis.

Zabrick is to appear in Lloydminster court on November 23, 2021.

Police note that Service dog Kilo is an invaluable member of their team. He has a well trained nose and this is not the first time he has helped in taking illicit drugs off the streets.

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