Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9 retires after nine years on the force

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (KNEP) - After nine years on the force, Wyoming Highway Patrol’s K-9 Hunter retires.

Wyoming Highway Patrol's K-9 Hunter retires after nine years on the force (Source Wyoming Highway Patrol)

Hunter was brought on the force in 2010 for narcotics detection work and was partnered with Sergeant Jeremy Beck before working with Trooper Scott Neilson.

Before retirement, Hunter was the longest-serving K-9 on the Highway Patrol’s K-9 team. During the nine years, Hunter was deployed 418 times. In those cases he directly helped seize over 1,069 pounds of marijuana, 136.1 grams of cocaine, 4.7 pounds of methamphetamine, 35.1 grams of heroin and 1.3 pounds of other illegal narcotics.

Hunter was also instrumental in seizing $382,667 in U.S. currency.