Sheriff’s Office K-9 Receives Award for Heroin Recovery
(Harford County, Md) — Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputy, Dfc Jeremy Mothershed and his police K-9 Niko, were recently the recipients of the Detector Case of the Quarter from the United States Police Canine Association. On March 16, 2005, Mothershed and Niko were called to assist the Maryland State Police on southbound Interstate I-95 for a narcotics scan. While scanning the car Niko alerted on three locations. Upon searching the car, state Troopers recovered two ziplock storage bags containing suspected heroin. Also found with the heroin were two handguns. Both guns were loaded and had been recently fired. After field testing the recovered powder was determined to be heroin having a weight of 605.5 grams and having a potential street value of 1 million dollars. Dfc Mothershed received his award at USPCA Region 3 Quarterly meeting held in April.