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MODESTO, CA - Canine units from law enforcement agences across northern California searched for drugs as part of a K9 competition held in Modesto Friday.
The canines searched in and around staged police vehicles at the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office regional training center on the 3800 block of Cornucopia Way.
"It's a game to them. They've learned that if they find a certain odor -- a certain scent -- that what comes next is a toy reward and the handler and he get to play together," said Ron Cloward, who is president of the Western States Police Canine Association.