Meet Horry County’s newest K9

akelley@thesunnews.comFebruary 28, 2014 

Horry County has a new K9.

Kane, a 27 month sable German shepherd, is a certified narcotic detection dog that recently joined the Horry County Sheriff’s Office, said agency spokesman Sgt. Jeff Benton.

Kane is partnered with Kenneth Martinelli, a deputy who has been in Horry County since 2005.

This is the first K9 unit for the sheriff’s office, Benton said.

Kane and Martinelli completed a 120-hhour certification class in Wilmington, N.C. Kane will primarily be used for narcotic detection at J. Reuben Long Detention Center or home detention searches and at vehicle checkpoints.

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