Dog To Assist In Intercepting Drugs At County Prison – LevittownNow.com

March 6, 2022

The Bucks County Department of Corrections will have a new member working at the prison campus.
K-9 Burger will soon be assigned to the Bucks County Correctional Facility in Doylestown Township, but he first needs to complete drug detection training.
Corrections Director David Kratz said Burger will begin an eight-week training course before he can get to work.
Corrections Lt. Mark Clayton has been assigned Burger, a Belgian Malinois.
Kratz said Burger came to Bucks County from Connecticut. The dog was a bit too small for regular police patrol work and returned, which allowed Bucks County to purchase the dog at a discount.
The Doylestown Intelligencer reported the dog cost $3,500.
Bucks County and other prisons face challenges from drugs being smuggled into their secured facilities. Previously, Bucks County corrections staff have been charged with taking part in the smuggling.
Prison officials and those smuggling drugs are in a constant battle. Smugglers often find new, inovative ways to sneak in drugs behind the walls.
“This is a great tool for us to curb the way drugs are coming into the institution,” Kratz said of Burger.
Bucks County will join the state corrections department and some other county prisons that utlize trained K-9s to detect drugs.
The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and Bucks County Detective Dale Keddie worked with corrections department staff to set up the purchase of Burger.

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