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Search of vehicle in Emery County yielded 59 pounds of marijuana, nearly 42 pounds of white powder believed to be cocaine or fentanyl

An Emery County Sheriff’s K-9 poses with pounds of contraband recovered with the help of K-9 Dax and his handler, Deputy ECSO Smith. Photo from the agency.

EMERY COUNTY, Utah, May 31, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — Not everyone got the holiday break.

“Well you can’t keep a good dog (and his owner) down,” says a social media post from the Emery County Sheriff’s Office.

“Over Memorial Day weekend, Deputy Dak and his human partner, Deputy Smith, seized a large amount of a controlled substance during a vehicle search.

“Dak pointed to several containers, and inside were 59 pounds of marijuana, 13 packs of THC cartridges, and 19 pounds of white powder. We suspect the powder is cocaine or fentanyl,” the statement said.

The case is still under investigation, the sheriff’s release said. “ECSO is grateful for our diligent K-9 unit and the support of our Emery County citizens.”

Facebook comments almost all hailed the officers as “good guys.”

• “The best of the boys,” one reader wrote.

• “Give those boys a treat!” another suggested.

A third suggested the menu.

• “He deserves a good steak for dinner,” said another poster, without specifying which “he” deserved that reward.

Photo by Emery County Sheriffs Office