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Man Arrested for Meth After His Dog Led Police to Him

| by Lisa Fogarty

A man suspected of dealing meth was caught after fleeing from police – thanks to his own dog, who led the cops straight to his owner’s hideout spot.

Edward Henderson reportedly escaped through the back exit of his Alabama home after police knocked on his door with a search warrant Tuesday, reports the New York Daily News. Officers chased him, but lost track of the suspect when he reportedly descended a 25-foot ravine and vanished.

But police then met their greatest ally: Henderson’s pit bull-husky mix, who suddenly appeared from out of the wooded area where his owner had fled. The dog, whose name is “Bo,” reportedly followed an officer’s command to “go get him,” while pointing to the woods. Bo ran down the ravine and reportedly wagged his tail toward a patch of tall grass, where two Drug Enforcement Investigators discovered Henderson hiding out.

After arresting the suspect, DEA agents searched his home and found meth and evidence pointing to the possibility that he had set up a meth lab in his home.

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Henderson has been charged with failure to obey police, first- and second-degree counts of unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

For his heroic effort, Bo was reportedly treated to dog biscuits from the Prattville Police Depatment’s K-9 Sergeant.

Source: New York Daily News

Photo Credit: Prattville Police Department, New York Daily News