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BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ A police dog from Ada County and its human
partner scored a win in a statewide drug detection competition,
even though they've only been a team for two weeks.
Ada County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Lowry, working with Nina, won
first place in the Idaho Police K9 Association competition held
last week in Meridian.
Nina and Lowry had spent just five days together on patrol
before competing in last week's drugs detection challenge.
The competition is hosted by different law enforcement agencies
across Idaho each year.
Forty-one law enforcement K9's from across the state
participated in this year's event. The dogs tested their speed and
accuracy while their handlers were judged on their handling skills
and ability to read the animals.