Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

K-9's death shows danger of spice


July 25, 2019

When I read the story about a drug-sniffing K-9 who died following a contraband search at the Staton Correctional Facility on July 18 I scratched my head, felt sorry for the dog and really felt sorry for the dog's handler who I later learned was Sgt. Quinton Jones.

But what really stood out to me is the fact that the dog died from complications when he inhaled synthetic marijuana, better known as spice. I read a lot of arrest reports in my job and right now the top three or four are meth, spice, marijuana and pills.

We hear a lot of talk about an opioid epidemic in this country with thousan...

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