By Mary Owen
Stayton Police have recently added a four-footed member to their team.
The department has ordered a drug detection canine from Pacific Coast K-9 in Custer, Wash., and the next step is to start training the dog this month.
“Having a drug detection canine will be a valuable resource for our community,” said Officer Paul Eves, who will be handling the dog. “The canine will help reduce the cost to taxpayers by locating drugs within minutes that can take several officers up to an hour or more to find, if at all.”