MISSOURI (KRON)–A labrador retriever’s life was dwindling away at an animal shelter in Texas, but now the young lab is fighting crime.
“His name is K9 Luke. He’s a white-yellow lab. He’s a narcotics and tracking dog,” said officer Joel Fields.
One-year-old Luke is the smallest member of the Belridge Police Department, was weeks away from being euthanized at a Texas shelter.
“I saw a potential in him, so they took him from the shelter, put him through a training program for narcotics and tracking, certified him,” said Fields.
The last time the department had a K9 was in the 90s, but with an increase of drugs flowing into the community, officers needed extra help.
“He made seven drug busts in less than a month and a half of working the road with me,” said Fields.
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