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The Albany Dougherty Drug Unit has a new agent on the streets.

This is Buddy. An 18-month old German Shepherd drug sniffing officer.

His handler is Interdiction Officer Thomas Couch.

They both just returned from two weeks of training in at a company in Florida that supplies K-9's for law enforcement.

Buddy will join Coco to give ADDU agents more time on the streets with the dogs.

"I'm going to use him on traffic stops," said Couch. "Locating narcotics on suspected vehicles. During search warrants to go through the houses to find narcotics. Around fields, open areas, lots of times people put their narcotics in a field."

Albany drug dealers paid for Buddy.

The $8,000 spent to buy Buddy and train him came from seized drug money.

The money needed to care for him and keep him trained will also come from seized funds.

 

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