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Suspicious parents call in drug-sniffing dog

(CBS) GRANBURY, Texas - Some parents in North Texas are turning to a drug-sniffing dog to help figure out if their kids are hiding something from them.

A certified narcotics K9, "Joe" works not for law enforcement, but for private detective Richard Stannell, CBS DFW reports.

"Joe is trained to detect heroin, meth, marijuana, and cocaine," Stannell told the station.

Families hire the duo from RK Agency Investigation to come into their homes, for an average cost of $350.

"Parents with concerns, we could come in and help them out," Stannell said.

He told CBS DFW that parents who suspect their children have a drug problem are usually right, but that the drugs can still be hard to sniff out.

"Air conditioning vents... Under the carpet, they'll peel back carpet and hide it under the carpet, under the linings of beds, behind bureaus in bedrooms," said Stannell.

When Joe signals something's suspicious, Stannell leaves it to his clients to find the actual drugs and decide what action to take.

The average cost for a drug-sniffing visit from Joe - and Stannell - is $350.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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