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.

Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381, or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_akelley.

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