Cocaine and marijuana were found on the Brainerd campus Jan. 7, as the spring semester started at Central Lakes College.
The drugs were hidden by Roy Ingebritson and John Reed, law enforcement officials who were showing criminal justice students how trained police dogs can sniff out the drugs.
The demonstration also featured the dogs locating individuals hiding in separate rooms throughout the new law enforcement program lab area in the west wing of the building.
Thor, an aging German shepherd working with John Reed, a law enforcement official, nosed in on a container of the drug called "crank" that had been stashed inside a closed cabinet in the former CLC Auto Body lab.
The Automotive Technology area cooperated by allowing the dogs to locate people inside vehicles.
Ingebritson is a former Minneapolis police officer who trains dogs at his Long Prairie business, Midwest Canine Alternatives.
Reed is an adjunct instructor at CLC and former Hennepin County Sheriff's Department officer now serving as school liaison officer for the Crosby-Ironton district. He is a part-time officer for the Crosby Police Department.
"This was quite impressive," said Jenny Wagner, a second-year criminal justice student from Brainerd.
"These dogs demonstrated how valuable they are for enforcement," said Al Yoder of Pillager, also a second-year criminal justice student.
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