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K-9 deputy has severe reaction after drug search, dies
Monday, July 18, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A southeastern North Carolina K-9 deputy died in the line of duty Saturday night after having a severe reaction to dangerous chemicals during a drug search.

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports on its Facebook page that K-9 partner Viper died Saturday on a drug search. Viper's K-9 handler was Deputy Zeller.

A sheriff's office spokesperson says the Drug Enforcement Unit was investigating subjects in the Ash area and Viper and Deputy Zeller were brought in to search for a large amount of cocaine.

After locating the drugs, Viper was exposed to dangerous chemicals that led to a severe reaction.

The handler took Viper to an emergency veterinarian hospital in Southport, but Viper was pronounced dead.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/15098434/k9-officer-killed-in-line-of-duty

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