Drug-Sniffing K9 Earning Her Keep

Elsa the Labrador retriever may look unassuming at first blush, but her nose for illicit drugs has already resulted in arrests and drug seizures.

The K9, purchased with funds raised by Griswold Partnership to Reduce the Influence of Drugs for Everyone, began her work patrolling with her human partner earlier this year.

“She’s with me 24/7,” said State Police Trooper Piper. “I normally work here [in Griswold] on patrol anyway, so she’s up here more. But she works where the need is, and we assist other troopers in Norwich and New London and help Troop F.”

“The whole point is we wanted to bring in extra tools to the tool belt for the troopers to use,” said Griswold PRIDE Coordinator Miranda Nagle. “It’s not just for Griswold and Plainfield. This is a Troop E dog.”

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