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Local K9 Officers Putting Their Nose to the Grind

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The Monroe County Sheriff is praising his K9 officers.

Sheriff Charles Black says all three of the department's dogs are turning up lots of illegal drugs.

The latest was at 1 a.m. Monday, when a routine traffic stop along State Route 7 near Hannibal turned up drugs, guns and drug instruments.

55-year-old Marvin Marsillett of Prestonburg Kentucky and 42-year-old Jay Atkinson of Patriot Ohio were taken into custody.

Sheriff Black credits "Eric", a German Shepherd who discovered drugs in the car.

The drugs ranged from 5 grams of heroin to prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia. 

Officers also discovered two guns inside, one of which was loaded.

Both men are being held in the Noble County Jail.

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