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New drug dog sniffs out weed

Justin Tubbs

Ennis’ new drug-sniffing dog, Snitch, snuffed out a little more than two ounces of marijuana at a suspected drug dealer’s house on National Weed Day, according to Ennis police.
Det. Sgt. Jason York, head of the police department’s narcotics division, said police obtained a search warrant to search Rockie Fira Jr.’s house. Fira was suspected of dealing drugs from his home in the 500 block of West Denton Street, less than 1,000 feet from the Alamo Education Center, the Ennis ISD alternative school.
According to York, when a team of criminal investigation division detectives and patrol officers pulled up to Fira’s residence on Wednesday, they found him and a friend smoking marijuana in the front yard of the home.
Police searched his home and found more than two ounces of marijuana in a room upstairs in Fira’s home.
York said this isn’t the first time Snitch has helped the Ennis Police Department out. On Monday, Snitch’s first day on the job, he found drugs in two separate traffic stops, leading to arrests.
Snitch, a German Yagd Terrier, was purchased with Crime Control and Prevention District funds recently. The CCPD is funded by a half-percent sales tax increase passed by voters in 2014.
Fira’s charges of manufacturing or delivering marijuana have been enhanced due to his close proximity to the alternative school. As of Wednesday afternoon, he was locked up at the Ennis Police Department’s station in downtown Ennis.
To congratulate Snitch, the Ennis Police Department posted this on its Facebook page:
“It hasn’t taken long for Snitch and his handler, Officer Trull to make an impression here at EPD. It is obvious that Snitch does not like drug dealers, especially those that set up their shop across the street from a school and sell their product to kids. Good job to the EPD Narcotics Unit. Snitch says, ‘NO 420 DAY FOR YOU!!!’
‪#‎ooooohhhesnitchin‬ ‪#‎EnnisCCPDFunded‬”

Snitch, the drug-sniffing dog, and K-9 officer Donnie Trull.

Snitch, the drug-sniffing dog, and K-9 officer Donnie Trull.

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