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Berrien sheriff to start drug interdiction program

February 21, 2008

Nashville -

Law enforcers in Nashville say a road that runs right through the county is being overrun by drugs, and it's time to do something about it.

The Berrien County Sheriff's Office says Highway 82 is becoming know for drug trafficking.

To battle this trend, they'll be starting a drug interdiction program.

They say the first step is to send their K-9 unit out to get trained and renew

Then they'll team up with other agencies to arrest the dealers and seize their drugs.

They've been testing the program and say so far, it seems to be working.

"Our first day out we did find a little bit of marijuana. Not much but enough to get some personal use off on a young man. The dog immediately alerted to the vehicle when we got there," says Mike Register, K-9 officer with the Sheriff's Office.

They say better drug interdiction will slow the spread of drugs in all neighboring counties while allowing the department to make upgrades with drug seizure funds.

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