Medford police K-9s can now detect fentanyl

When the dogs smell fentanyl, they're trained to stare and sit PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The Medford Police Department has the first two K-9s in the ...

September 29, 2022
3:12 AM

When the dogs smell fentanyl, they're trained to stare and sit PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The Medford Police Department has the first two K-9s in the state to be certified in fentanyl detection and the department is working with law enforcement agencies in the Portland area to help them train their dogs to recognize the odor.  Nacho, a Dutch shepherd, and Max, an English springer spaniel, were already working for the Medford Police Department as drug detection dogs. Now, they know how to recognize one more substance – fentanyl.

Amanda Arden