Who's a good dog? Raye, that's who, a Bangor police K9 who recently sniffed out drugs and firearms during a traffic stop.

Who Are Reynolds and Raye?

I've written some posts about a certain Maine Warden Service K9, who has a stellar record of finding people who are lost. And now it's time to heap some praise on a four-legged member of the Bangor Police Department. K9 Raye and handler Officer Reynolds had a successful search of a vehicle recently that's deserving of that praise.

Details were not given about the reason the vehicle was stopped or the names of those involved in the incident, because this Facebook post on the world-famous Bangor Maine Police Department's page was about Reynolds and Raye. (and, yes, a comment was made about how they should star in a CBS crime show by that name.)

What Was Seized in the Search?

During the traffic stop at an undisclosed location, K9 Raye alerted officers to the fact that 'something was amiss.' A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 440 grams of fentanyl and 11.3 grams of methamphetamine, as well as several firearms valued "at about fifty-eight bucks and a six-pack-of-Natty-Light, give or take." (again, according to the tongue-in-cheek Facebook post) While the guns seized in the search are not the newest or fanciest, Lieutenant (retired) Tim Cotton points out that all of the above, including the drugs, are capable of taking a life.

How Were the Suspects Charged?

Both occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody. One person was charged with trafficking narcotics, possession of a firearm by a felon, and violation of conditions of release. The other was charged with trafficking narcotics and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Excellent work by Officer Reynolds and K9 Raye. We think they both deserve a big, juicy steak.

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