Behavior and Training

Dog Screening Cruise Ship Passengers For Drugs Survives Overdose

A 3-year-old drug-sniffing golden retriever in Florida is back on the job after being exposed to drugs a passenger allegedly attempted to bring aboard a cruise ship.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, deputy Scott Stewart and his K-9 partner, Jake, were screening passengers at Port Canaveral as they boarded the Norwegian Epic on Wednesday. The 4,100-passenger ship — once considered the third-largest in the world — was preparing to disembark for the second leg of an annual electronic dance music festival known as Holy Ship!

Authorities said Leslie Bennett, 33, of Montana, was waiting in line when Jake gave a signal indicating he’d picked up the scent of suspected narcotics. Moments later, police said, Jake started behaving strangely.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Stewart...

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