INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Just last week, a bomb dog sniffed out a bag of heroin outside the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis. The drugs were wrapped up and hidden under a bush.
It wasn't the first time a highly trained watched dog spotted something illegal at the jail or City County Building.
Each day, hundreds of people push through the revolving doors of those two facilities. Some of those visitors ditch illegal items in the bushes and grass just before going through a security check point.
The dogs specialize in detecting any type of explosives; however, along the way those K-9s make some disturbing discoveries. Using their senses the dogs can not only find explosives but even items it tough hiding spots.
"We have found a lot of hidden treasures out here," said Marion County Sheriff Corporal Lisa Grave. Through the week Grave has a Belgian Shepherd by here side named Layka. The dog is known for sniffing out small traces of drugs that were mailed to the jail.
"I don't think no one thought it would be found," said Grave.
Inside the City County Building is a black lab named Pete. He is known for catching drugs and weapons that were pitched just outside of the building. Once a week, he finds a disturbed scent meaning he discovered something illegal. Deputies then recover it package it up and send it directly to the property room.
"You can throw a bullet into a baseball field and he will find it," said Corporal Jeremy Pool.
Pete has specialized in discovering explosives. He did three tours in Afghanistan before the Sheriff's department received a deep discount and purchased him for $1.
Currently the Sheriffs Department has seven K-9s that are rotated for searching around the highly secured buildings.
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