McMINNVILLE, Oregon — Good dog.
An inquisitive pooch with a penchant for digging in the dirt, uncovered a curious container in his family’s backyard that turned out to contain an $85,000 stash of black tar heroin, police said.
The Yamhill County Sheriff’s office in Oregon says Kenyon, the very good 18-month-old Golden Retriever pulled up a mysterious black tube-like container from the yard in early August.
At first his family — who asked not to be identified publicly — thought it might contain a time capsule of some sort, so videotaped themselves opening it.
But when they cracked the container open, they discovered a black, tar-like substance which appeared could be drugs. They called police who determined it was, in fact, 15 ounces of black tar heroin.
For his good work, police named Kenyon an honorary narcotics K-9 for life.
“Opioid addiction and overdose deaths are on the rise and with the help of Kenyon this large quantity of heroin is removed from our community,” said Sheriff Tim Svenson.