Jazz, a Leeds police sniffer dog, has returned to work and full health after accidentally eating heroin during a drugs raid.
PC Steve Wilson described what had happened:
“Jazz located a package with a scent similar to that of the class A drug.
“As he picked up the package his teeth pierced the wrapping and some of the substance became attached to his teeth and gums.
“When I saw that Jazz had some of the substance on him, my heart sank as I knew it would make him extremely ill.”
He was rushed to a nearby vet where he was given a stomach pump, injected with a suitable antidote and put onto a drip overnight.
“Jazz is back to full health and has returned to duty. I?€™d like to pass on my sincere thanks to the veterinary practice for responding so quickly and with such professionalism.”
The West Yorkshire Police website reports that, as a result of the raid, a man was arrested and a firearm and heroin were recovered.
Nice one Jazz.