Lately it has been questioned as to the need for drug dogs in our county. Are they worth it? I will lay out some facts and figures and let you be the judge.
Pushmataha County has had certified drug dogs available since June 23, 2012. These dogs are owned and handled by individual deputies (they are not owned by the Sheriffâ€™s Department). The Push Co Sheriff didn't pay for these animals. These dogs have bullet and stab proof vests. Again, the Sheriffâ€™s office didnâ€™t pay for this equipment. It was donated by larger departments.