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Cleveland police mourn death of drug-busting K-9

Cleveland police K-9 Jack died Oct. 4 after a sudden illness. Photo by Cleveland PD

Cleveland police K-9 Jack died Oct. 4 after a sudden illness. Photo by Cleveland PD

10/11/2013

By Brandon Blackwell / Northeast Ohio Media Group

LEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland police are mourning the death of a department K-9 credited with assisting officers in numerous drug busts.

German shepherd Jack died Oct. 4 after suddenly becoming ill on duty. He was 7 years old.

Jack lived and worked with his handler Patrol Officer Reggie Beddard. The K-9 was responsible for locating 3,000 pounds of marijuana during one of his many drug busts, police said. Jack spent most duty days patrolling Cleveland [...]

Drug dog ‘sniffs’ out trouble at CISD

K-9 Julian and handler Jessica Mireles search CISD middle school lockers for drugs

K-9 Julian and handler Jessica Mireles search CISD middle school lockers for drugs

9/22/2013

By STEPHANIE BUCKNER, AMANDA J. CAIN / YourHoustonNews

Though the school year has only just begun, Cleveland Independent School District’s Police Department, with the help of a specially-trained Belgian Malinois named Julian, already has conducted several searches for contraband items and is playing a big role in the prevention of drug-related activity on campuses.

“After canine school, I really had the chance to bond with the dog,” said Canine Officer Jessica Mireles, who is currently Julian’s handler.

Canine school also taught Mireles how to tell [...]

Ohio: Major Heroin Bust Comes With a Message for Drug Dealers – 92 Arrested

20 suspects still on the run

20 suspects still on the run

9/17/2013

by Lorrie Taylor / Fox 8

CLEVELAND– It’s a bad day to be a drug dealer in northeast Ohio. 250 law enforcement officers spread out across the north coast on Wednesday to arrest 92 people indicted for their roles in bringing heroin to greater Cleveland. All but 20 were apprehended after the filing of a 203-count federal indictment.

The group is accused of using the mail or sometimes driving heroin to the north coast from Chicago and Atlanta as part of a conspiracy that began in September of 2011 and continued through [...]