Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard

August 18th, 2017 10:18 pm

McMINNVILLE, Ore. — An Oregon family’s golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a backyard.

KATU-TV reported Friday that the owners of the 18-month-old dog named Kenyon thought he had dug up a time capsule in their backyard, so they decided to film themselves opening it.

As they did, they realized Kenyon had found drugs.

Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson identified the substance as more than 15 ounces of black tar heroin.

Svenson presented Kenyon with a ribbon and named him an honorary narcotics dog for life.

— The Associated Press

Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson poses with golden retriever Kenyon in McMinnville, Ore., on Thursday. Kenyon was honored for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in the family’s backyard.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Kenyon-cmyk.jpgYamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson poses with golden retriever Kenyon in McMinnville, Ore., on Thursday. Kenyon was honored for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in the family’s backyard. Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office via AP

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