From a statement received Wednesday morning from the Indiana State Police:
Fort Wayne - Sgt. Tony Knox of the Indiana State Police has released statistics from the K-9 program for 2011. There are presently 28 full service K-9 teams statewide.
- Searches (Narcotics) 2116
- Searches (All Others) 908
- Arrests 929
- Tracks 139
- Apprehensions 47
- Assists for other agencies 1048
- Marijuana seizures (pounds) 3049.78
- Cocaine seizures (pounds) 106.40
- Meth seizures (pounds) 3.07
- Heroin seizures (pounds) 2.92
- Total cash seizures $3,484,895
The Indiana State Police is committed to the use of its K-9 program, as a valuable asset to the public and other law enforcement agencies, in addressing crimes and offenders with diligent, conscientious and proactive initiatives.