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8 drug-sniffing dogs graduate from narcotic detection class

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Eight dogs are now certified narcotic detection K9s. (State police photo) Eight dogs are now certified narcotic detection K9s. (State police photo)
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -

Police departments welcomed eight new drug-detecting dogs into their ranks.

Troopers said they graduated the narcotic detection K9 teams during a ceremony on Friday.

The dogs were part of the 181st Narcotic Detection Dog class.

The teams were trained to detect drugs like heroin and fentanyl.

The dogs were all Labradors from Guiding Eyes for the Blind in New York.

They went through a rigorous 11-week and intense training course.

State police said they will be getting Shamus, Hogan, Iowa and Yodel.

Josefina is going to Colchester police, Putnam is now a member of the Enfield Police Department, Conner is suiting up with Hartford police and David is paired with an officer from Hartford.

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