A K9 nearly dies after sniffing out Ecstasy on Holy Ship
Holy Ship! 13.0 didn’t have a smooth sailing start.
All aboard, the passengers thought they were safe from drug checks. But Port Canaveral in Florida had something else in mind.
Before the Ship sailed, a thorough search for drugs and illicit materials was conducted, which included the assistance of drug dogs, leading to the alleged near-fatal reaction of one brace K9.
According to Tod Goodyear, Brevard County sheriff’s spokesman, the dog was caught a whiff of something unsavoury and illegal, alerting officers to luggage containing a baggie holding powder, which was later determined to be Ecstasy.
However, a short time after finding the baggie, the dog began showing symptoms of drug exposure.
What happened next?
Robert J. MacLean with the U.S. Marshals Office confirmed the incident, claiming a crew member aboard the ship supplied the affected dog with Narcan as Federal agents at Port Canaveral do not carry Narcan. Writes WKMG, “[MacLean] said that is a problem, as agents can also be exposed to unknown substances or drugs.”
“(The dog) started having some problems with balance and had some type of seizure incident of some sort, was showing effects of having inhaled some substance,” said Goodyear. “They administered the Narcan and got (the dog) to the vet as quick as they could.
“I know that Narcan is generally for opiates and Ecstasy would be an amphetamine, so I don’t know if it would be of any assistance to the K-9 at all.”
Either way, the brave K9 was taken to the vet and is now in stable condition.
Holy Ship! 13.0 returns on Saturday.