K-9 helping Southern Virginia ICAC find hidden electronic storage devices

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BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS 10) – A K-9 is helping the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Wyoming is using his nose to help find hidden electronic storage devices while executing search warrants.

“We saw a lot of cases, most especially recently in the news where items have been hidden from law enforcement officers,” says Lt. Michael Harmony, Southern Virginia ICAC. “They’ll conceal them in places people wouldn’t normally look for it. Inside outlets, behind walls.”

Wyoming is an Electronic Storage Device K-9, the only one in Virginia.

He’s working with Southern Virginia ICAC and will be used incase investigators may have missed something the first time while executing a search warrant.

Wyoming, who works with Investigator Nick Shockley, went through intensive training with Connecticut State Police.

Shockley said when not at work, Wyoming is just like any regular dog.

“You might see Wyoming at a baseball game or hanging out at the lake during the summer,” says Shockley.

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