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Chico K-9 assists in drug and weapons bust

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Award-winning drug sniffing K-9 officer, Pax. Courtesy image of The Chico Police Department.

Award-winning drug sniffing K-9 officer, Pax. Courtesy image of The Chico Police Department.

Award-winning drug sniffing K-9 officer, Pax. Courtesy image of The Chico Police Department.

Natalie Hanson

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A routine traffic stop led to a drug bust for the award-winning Chico Police Department K-9 member, Pax.

According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, on Sept. 14 around 8 p.m., a Chico police officer conducted a traffic stop on East First Avenue. While sniffing the vehicle, Pax, who is trained in narcotic searches, responded, leading to a physical search.

Two handguns and marijuana were found in the vehicle. The driver was carrying cocaine in his pocket. Both the driver and the passenger were.

Pax, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, has received recognition for his skills, including awards from the Lodi Police Department K9 Trial Competition. He is one of three K-9 members of CPD.

2nd place

K-9 Pax’s award for narcotics searches. Courtesy image of CPD.

 

4th place

Award to Pax of Chico PD for narcotics sniffing. Courtesy image of CPD.

 

“When not sniffing out narcotics… while on-duty, Pax enjoys running and chasing his ball as much as possible,” according to Officer Brandon Joseph, his handler.

Natalie Hanson can be reached at [email protected] or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter.

 

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