‘Retired Dog’ Turns Beach Stroll To Drug Bust
A county sheriff thought his 10-year-old golden retriever, Ginger, had retired from the drug-sniffing game four years ago, but found out differently during a Sunday stroll along the beach in Lubec, Maine, the Bangor Daily News reports.
Ginger suddenly went missing from Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith’s side. He finally found her, sitting next to a pickup parked on a beachside dead-end road with her paw up on the driver’s door — her “signal” for a drug bust.
Smith, who was off-duty and unarmed, found two men in the pickup using syringes to inject what later turned out to be morphine. Both were jailed on drug possession charges, writesDaily News reporter Tom Walsh.
Smith says he thought Ginger had lost her interest in drug-sniffing in 2008, “but apparently not.”