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Stop and Paws effort effective in Pulaski County

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Zeus alerts on a vehicle during training as his handler Deputy Giampocaro looks on.



Last week, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office teamed up with other law enforcement agencies for the Stop and Paws campaign, which brought several drug detecting dogs to Pulaski County for a one-day drug interdiction effort.

A group of 26 law enforcement officers from the police departments of Radford, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Bedford and even Buena Vista came to the Sheriff’s Office for this drug interdiction effort. Dublin and Pulaski police personnel were also involved as well as the Virginia State Police. In all, 10 drug detecting dogs, including the recently acquired Zeus of the Pulaski Sheriff’s department, were part of this day long effort.

Major Daniel Johnson, along with Sheriff Mike Worrell, came up with the idea of bringing all these their canines together for one day under the moniker Stop and Paws.

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