Golden retriever digs up $85K of heroin in backyard

Henrietta Strickland
August 22, 2017

But if digging up his own backyard gets boring, Kenyon has a new career path.

Kenyon, an 18-month-old golden retriever, has proven to be a pupper who knows how to find downers.

Today the answer is Kenyon, an 18-month-old Golden Retriever who uncovered about $100,000 of heroin while digging in his family's backyard in Yamhill County in the USA state of Oregon.

The sheriff's office said Kenyon's owners, who wished to remain anonymous, initially thought the canine had exhumed a time capsule buried by the previous owners, so they video-taped themselves opening the package.

After Kenyon's family contacted law enforcement, members of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office arrived and identified the substance.

Little did Kenyon's owners realise their dog had dug up more than 15 ounces of black tar heroin, worth about $US85,000 (AU$107,000).

However, what they soon discovered (with the help of the local sheriff's office) was that the "time capsule" actually contained 425 grams of black tar heroin.

The doggo was congratulated in a Facebook post and presented with an official K-9 citation ribbon and a place as an honorary narcotics dog for life.

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