Sacto 9-1-1
December 21, 2008
Diva the dope-sniffing dog scores again for Rocklin PD

From David Richie:

Rocklin police are singing the praises of Diva, their dope-sniffing dog, after the K-9's latest exploit at a local campus where Diva and her human partner rolled in to check cars parked in the student parking lot last week.

Diva's nose led officers to car at a local school, which police did not identify, about 10:30 a.m. Friday. A search turned up about 13 grams of suspected marijuana along with digital scales and an open container of alcohol, police said.

Officers contacted the owner of the car and the Rocklin Unified School District will take "appropriate actions" when the investigation is complete, Lt. Lon Milka, police department spokesman, said in a press release.

The owner of the car is not being identified because he or she is a minor.

Random searches at local schools are not new. Police and school district officials have made several similar arrests during the past three years.

Diva is a black Labrador and a three-year police department veteran. During the past year she has been involved in about 100 drug busts throughout the city and helped officers find pot, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin, police said.

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