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K9 officer joins New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- A new officer joins the force of the New Hanover County sheriff's office and he could take a bite out of crime. The new canine's job is to sniff out drugs in schools. Motza is a three-year-old Dutch shepherd. She was born in Holland, but trained in New Hanover County. Motza cost the county $5,500, but that money came from the same people Motza busts: drug dealers. Motza is trained to sniff out crack, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana. She will be randomly brought to area schools to find drugs on campus. Deputy Champ Carey said, "The gratification is having a dog like this be able to go into the schools and make a difference for the kids and try and get some of these drugs out of schools and hopefully get them a better education." Motza is trained to lie down or sit whenever she smells drugs. Deputies say Motza is a sweet girl who never bites and behaves well around children. This is the first dog of its kind for New Hanover County schools. Officials say she is trained and ready for the start of school next week.

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