Nacogdoches’ Newest K9 Helps Put the Collar on a Major Drug Bust
Just a little over a week ago, a post on the Nacogdoches Police Department's Facebook Page welcomed their newest addition to the force. Hamer is an 18-month-old Belgian Shepherd that was bred in Poland but received his K9 training in Liberty Hill, Texas. His first day on the job was August 1.
Hamer is certified in narcotics odors. His handler is Officer Atticus Shelton.
Making His Impact Felt...Quickly
It didn't take long for Hamer to show that he was up for the challenge of being the department's new K9.
On the morning of August 10, around 9:40 a.m., officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department K9 Unit stopped Brandon Lee White, 39, from Trotwood, Ohio for a traffic violation in the 7000 block of NW Stallings Drive. Ironically enough, that's near the Nacogdoches headquarters of the Department of Public Safety.
During the traffic stop, officers gained consent to search the vehicle. Hamer alerted on the vehicle that Brandon was operating. During the narcotics investigation officers located 25.8 pounds of cocaine that was stored in an after-market storage compartment within the vehicle. Given that the price of cocaine can widely range from $60 to over $100 per gram, the value of the drugs confiscated in this arrest exceeds $1 million.
The suspect is currently in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a Felony 1 charge of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
To the Nacogdoches Police officer involved in this arrest -- JOB WELL DONE!
To Hamer -- GOOD BOY, THAT'S A REAL GOOD BOY!