Keynon the Golden Retriever would not stop digging in his family’s back yard. Although some dogs are innate diggers, Kenyon was onto something buried deep in the soil of his owner’s property.
The dog’s savvy nasal skills revealed a very unexpected find. He wasn’t looking for a bone, a toy, or anything of the sort. Buried deep in that hole lay nearly a pound of black tar heroin.
The 18-month-old pooch made his northwestern Oregon family proud with his persistence.
When the discovery was first made, the family thought it was a time capsule. The contents were sealed in a black tube, so they videotaped the process of opening it and looking inside.
The cylinder contained over 15 ounces of the drug, with an estimated street value of $85,000. The family contacted the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, who called Kenyon a hero. The dog was even honored at a ceremony and bestowed the title of Honorary Narcotics K9.
“Opioid addiction and overdose deaths are on the rise and, with the help of Kenyon, this large quantity of heroin is removed from our community,” Sheriff Tim Svenson shared.
Way to be a good boy, Kenyon, and inspire other dogs to do the right thing!