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Portsmouth's newest K9 helps state police in drug bust

Union Leader Correspondent

January 24. 2017 10:06AM
Portsmouth police welcomed K9 Axe on Facebook Dec. 28. Monday night, Axe helped state police recover evidence during a fentanyl bust, police said. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

PORTSMOUTH — The city’s new K9 helped state police recover a large quantity of opioids during a drug bust Monday night, police said Tuesday.

Sgt. Kuffer Kaltenborn said Officer Aaron Stacy and K9 Axe were called to search near Anchorage Inn at 10:54 p.m. after another officer reported seeing someone throw something out a window. The bag was recovered and it contained a large amount of what police believed is fentanyl.

State police who had stopped a vehicle on I-95 North near Exit 7, took the drugs and will pursue charges, Kaltenborn said.

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