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Pulaski County Detention Center combats contraband with new drug dog


There's a new addition to the Pulaski County Jail staff, and his name is Dennis.


By Shelby Rose
KATV 7

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — There's a new addition to the Pulaski County Jail staff, and his name is Dennis. He holds a brand new position designed to sniff out the contraband.

Dennis is a one-year-old German short-hair pointer, and he's the first-ever detention dog in Pulaski County.

Contraband is a huge problem in jails and prisons around Arkansas, and Pulaski County is no exception. "And it's something that we have to deter and find it and stop it from coming in," added Dennis's handler, Sergeant Denise Atwood.

Dennis and Sergeant Atwood go all around the jail, courthouse, and visitation looking for all kinds of drugs that may make their way into the facility. She says, "It takes 25 of our people to go search a unit, and he can go and do it in 15 to 16 minutes by himself. So, manpower-wise, he's much better." Read more.

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