The Dogs of Asset Forfeiture

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Southern Coast K9 Inc is a company that trains drug sniffing dogs:

We are extremely proud of the results our K-9 teams achieve—frequently in highly stressful situations.

Our drug sniffing dogs have seized many millions of dollars worth of cocaine; found marijuana hidden in the seams of convicts clothing and hundreds of pounds of narcotics deeply hidden in cargo trucks and containers.

Our dogs serve as military dogs both here in the US and overseas in combat zones like Iraq. You’ll also find them in the homes of ordinary folk, protecting their human family no matter what.

From freight stops to prison inspections, our dogs’ stories are proudly told in our picture gallery below.

K9 Makye and Corporal Mario JenkinsTestimonial: “We got 2lbs of BC bud and about 76lbs of miscellaneous pot and a little coke. The final tally on the cash was $29,301.00. This is a lot for a University. We had a great time until we had to log evidence.  Makye assisted in the search, it was great training for her. The distraction seemed endless. The apartment had two pit bulls that just left a few days before we got there so their scent and all their toys were everywhere.”
Corporal Mario Jenkins, University of Central Florida Police Department – In Memory of Corporal Jenkins

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Eapen Thampy, Americans for Forfeiture Reform


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16 Responses to “The Dogs of Asset Forfeiture”

  1. #1 |  Yeah, that guy... | 

    We’re a long way from Lassie going for help for little Timmy.

  2. #2 |  liberranter | 

    Training dogs to be drug warriors – the ultimate in animal abuse.

  3. #3 |  Bob | 

    Wow, think of the minor inconvenience of having to reship the small amount of drugs these dogs interdict! It probably adds a few percent to the costs of running drugs.

    “We spent 3 years and millions of dollars on this bust! We probably set the drug cartels back 10, maybe 15 minutes!”

    Don’t these clowns realize that if you need to ship 500 tons of pot, you ship 550 tons to compensate for the 50 tons that will be interdicted?

    You lost the war, fools. Just legalize the shit.

  4. #4 |  Yizmo Gizmo | 

    Here’s my proposal… a number you can call (when pulled over)
    to get your own impartial drug sniff, just as you are
    entitled to regarding evidence in court.
    If both dogs (gov’t and impartial) “alert” they can search.

  5. #5 |  Jim | 

    ‘Drugs’ my wazoo. Anti-4th amendment dogs, period.

  6. #6 |  Whim | 

    The drug dog “alerts” on a pre-arranged signal from the dog handler.

    The dog alerts to please his handler, and to get a treat.

    It’s the way dogs have been trained for eons.

  7. #7 |  johnl | 

    I wonder if that lab could help me find my wallet.

  8. #8 |  Leon Wolfeson | 

    @6 – Same way anti-epileptic dogs work, ban em!

  9. #9 |  Jim | 

    Yeah, those damn epileptics and their police powers – who knew?

  10. #10 |  Leon Wolfeson | 

    @9 – Same basic training methods!

  11. #11 |  KPRyan | 

    Amen. Cruelty knows no bounds.

    It has been proven dogs can be trained to detect some cancers on humans.

    My dog happens to be trained to sniff out golf balls (I live near a course and my boys have a business re-selling golf balls). My dog finds 2 – 4 dozen per night.

    Can dogs be trained to find drugs? Of course – they can also be trained (very easily) to ‘Alert’ when they find golf balls (or drugs) and at the same time to ‘Alert’ when their handler gives a specific signal.

    In truth, the fact that a dog ‘alerts’ means nothing at all – he could be following one of many signals that direct him to alert.

  12. #12 |  Jess | 

    @10 — Bullshit!

  13. #13 |  markm | 

    Whim: That’s both too cynical and not cynical enough. Dogs read body language and know what their master wants without any necessity for a “signal”. Unless the dog handler is unusually observant, he’ll fool himself into believing in the dog’s reliability. (Double-blind test? Not in police procedures…)

    And it’s not just dogs; the trainer of a horse named “Clever Hans” genuinely believed the horse could do arithmetic, but actually it just tapped it’s foot until it saw the trainer tensing up as it reached the correct count.

  14. #14 |  contrarian | 

    A “currency detection K9”? That says it all. Skip the pretense, just screen for the presence of currency.

  15. #15 |  Adam | 

    Also interesting is the story of Mr Mario Roberto Jenkins, and how he died:

    “Corporal Mario Jenkins was shot and killed by an Orlando police officer who mistook him for an armed suspect at a University of Central Florida football game.

    He was working a plainclothes assignment with other university police and Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco agents, to combat under age drinking at the football game.”

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