Legal Weed = Alaska Laying Off 10 Cops

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  1. wife is a whore

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    K-9s. Can't retrain them to ignore pot. They crying about having to replace the pack at the cost of $500k. LOL! Gonna be harder to pad them stats and earn yer donut time.

    http://www.adn.com/article/20150130/pot-legalization-puts-alaska-drug-sniffing-dogs-out-work

    JUNEAU -- The legalization of marijuana in Alaska is putting some police dogs out of work.

    Ten drug-sniffing dogs used by the Alaska State Troopers will be taken out of service when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal Feb. 24, the Juneau Empire reported.

    The 10 Belgian malinois, Dutch shepherds, German shepherds, Czech shepherds and yellow Labrador retrievers have been trained to sniff out pot, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. The troopers' K-9 unit had 141 felony arrests and 64 misdemeanor arrests in 2013.

    Since the dogs can't be untrained to ignore marijuana, they will have to be retired and new dogs will have to be trained to be on the alert for the last three illegal substances.

    The existing dogs have to be replaced because the new law prohibits law enforcement from using the presence of legal amounts of marijuana to justify search and seizure for illegal amounts of pot or other drugs.

    "If that very core piece is thrown out, that destroys the rest of the case, no matter the crime," said Department of Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger.

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    Folger said during a House Finance subcommittee meeting Thursday that to buy new dogs and train them and their troopers will cost "no less than $50,000 a dog," or $500,000 to replace the current pack.

    "That's actually a pretty weighty issue, bringing a whole new team of dogs into play, if you will," said public safety subcommittee chairman Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham.

    Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an email to the Empire that there isn't a timeline in place yet to replace the dogs or a decision from where the replacements will come.

    Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, wondered if the dogs could be trained to identify marijuana in amounts greater than 1 ounce, which will be the cutoff for legal possession.

    Folger said that wasn't possible.

    "A dog cannot detect a difference between 1 ounce or less," he said.

    Troopers are considering options including adoption for the retiring dogs.

    LeDoux asked if the dogs could be sold to states that haven't legalized marijuana.

    Folger said it's possible but unlikely. "Once the cohesion is made between the trainer and his dog, it's a bond that's not easily broken," he said.
     
  2. sstressed

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    they mostly used them to bust evil pot people so fuck em. somebody will have some great pets to enjoy.
     
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    I look forward to a day when police resources aren't wasted on tracking down plants while junkies run wild stealing everything that isn't nailed down.
     
  4. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...sounds like the crime rate has taken a dip.
     
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    Why can't they just train new drug dogs but still use the old dogs for things like running down meth users and drunk drivers who crash and flee?
     
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    Sell to the Eskimos ... dog chili anyone?
     
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    Good.
     
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    The dogs are so depressed, they have all taken up smoking pot.
     
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    Not sure where they get the $50,000 price to buy and train a dog. The actual cost is less than $15,000 per dog. Somebody must be padding the bill.
     
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    I hope they are adopted by potheads. Never lose a bag again. :yes:
     
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    If the dogs find marijuana by mistake so what - it's not the end of the world.
     
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    i was thinking the poor teens whose parents adopt them. they could only do the kind of dope the dogs don't alert on.
     
  13. wife is a whore

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    They can't use the presence of pot for probable cause to find other drugs. So if you have weed and blow in yer backpack, the dog sniffs it out, they will not be able to charge you for the blow, because they won't be able to determine if the dog smelled the weed or the blow.
     
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    The smuggler won't realise - it just seems a shame to fire the dogs, they always seem excited when they find drugs and get a nice snack.