Drug dog eyed for Flomaton

Council gives chief OK to purchase new drug-sniffing dog

The Flomaton Town Council gave its approval to Police Chief Chance Thompson to proceed with getting a drug-sniffing K-9 on board with the Flomaton Police Department.

Thompson said he has been approached about Dixie K-9, which is willing to donate a trained dog to the department. He said such a dog would normally cost between $6,000 and $7,000. Thompson emphasized the dog would not be trained to bite, but could also be used to track a missing person.

Thompson told the council that Highway 113 and Highway 31 are major drug routes for drugs coming from Atlanta to Pensacola and from Pensacola to A...