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Officer Ben sniffs out drugs hidden under the hood of a car during a demonstration at UND as his handler, Officer Jose Solis works with the yellow labrador retriever. is handler, Officer Ben and officer Jose Solis make up the UPD’s first K9 unit. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

UND Police Department’s first K-9 unit will sniff out drugs

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When Officer Ben jumps out of a UND police car, his tail is wagging, and he’s ready for action.

The 2-year-old yellow Labrador is UND’s first K-9 unit, and he was all business Monday afternoon during a training exercise where an officer hid a large bag of marijuana in the hood of a vehicle.


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Anna Burleson
Anna Burleson is the higher education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota's Mass Communication program and is originally from Watertown, S.D. Contact Burleson with story ideas or tips by either phone, email or Twitter, all of which are listed below. More examples of her work can be found at
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