The EMERALD STAR NEWS Inc.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Walton County Sheriff Office……. K
As reported by WZEP AM1460
“Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his
friends.” This verse from John 15:13 expresses law enforcement’s feelings
towards their fellow officers, both human and canine. Corporal Nick Bearden
of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office K
-9 Unit says having a K-9 to work with is a mix of a patrol zone partner and a member of your own family, allin one. You become close to your dog. The relationship between K-9 handlersand their partners is one that can be described but can never truly beunderstood, unless you walk in the shoes or paws of the K-9 officers.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office currently has four dedicated officer
teams in the K-9 Unit that assist patrol, school resource officers, andother law enforcement agencies. The unit has been recognized for their achievement in the field of K-9 training and drug detection.In 2011, Deputy Sheriff Steve Key won the 4th quarter award from the USPCA
(United States Police Canine Association) when he and his partner “Ella”
located 30 lbs. of marijuana in a secret compartment of a fuel tank while
on a traffic stop on Interstate 10. Deputy Key and “Ella” won the 1st
quarter award in 2012 for his continued fight against the war on drugs with19 drug arrests made between January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012.
Deputy Sheriff Matt Key and his partner “Kayne” have been working together
since 2010. “Kayne”, a German Shepherd, are also an award
-winning team.At the USPCA Region 1 Field Trials, they placed 3rd in indoor and outdoor competition, and won 3rd place overall. Deputy Key credits his time spentas a Police Explorer when he was a teenager to his interest in lawenforcement. His love of dogs has led Key to work as a K-9 officer notonly at Walton County but other agencies as well.Deputy Sheriff Chad Biernacki has been in the spotlight recently, both with
and without his partner “Nero”, a Belgium Malinois. Biernacki was recently
honored by the American Federation of Police Officers and ConcernedCitizens and by Sheriff Michael Adkinson for his actions in saving the lifeof a 6 day old child. On July 12, Deputy Biernacki won the 2nd quarter USPCA Detector Case award for the hard work put forth on a traffic stopthat lead to seizure of several bags of MDMA (also known as Ecstasy), alongwith narcotic equipment used in the process of distribution. Biernacki and
“Nero” have been working as a team since 2009 and placed 1st in the outdoor
competition at the USPCA Region 1 Field Trials.Corporal Nick Bearden and his K-
9 partner “Lee” are the last of the team
members. “Lee” is the seasoned veteran of the group, with 9 years of
performing as a K-
9. Even though “Lee” has some age on him, don’t let that
fool you. “Lee” is still working hard every time he comes on shift and
recently assisted patrol deputies in locating two burglary suspects whose
“track” was approximately 8 hours old. Cpl. Bearden and “Lee” won the USPCA
Region 1 field trials by scoring a 199.5 out of a possible 200, which
earned them the “Top Dog” Award. During the competition they also placed
2nd in outdoor and indoor testing. Bearden has recently been nominated for the 3rd quarter USPCA Detector and Patrol case for his recent work in thefield.Since 2009, the Walton County Canine Unit has recovered two stolenvehicles, approximately $40,000 in cash, seized seven vehicles related tonarcotics trafficking. There have been numerous felony arrests made for trafficking in controlled substances and there has been a seizure of over $200,000 in counterfeit merchandise. 40 pounds of marijuana, 175 Ecstasy pills along with 97 grams of Ecstasy powder, 45 pounds of cocaine, 6 ouncesof crack cocaine, and 4 ounces of methamphetamine have been cleaned up fromWalton County by the K-9 unit alone.Whether they are helping deputies locate narcotics or track down fleeingfelons, the four-
legged members of WCSO’s are proving everyday they are not
only “Man’s Best Friend” but are his partners in crime
-fighting as well.
Teen Slang for Cough and Cold MedicineAbuse
Parents, if you overheard kids talking or texting about getting high on cough or coldmedicine, would you know what they were talking about? There are many slang wordsfor dextromethorphan abuse. Get to know them. By educating yourself in drug slang,you can help protect your child.
A common abbreviation for dextromethorphan, a drug in many cough and coldmedicines. It's abused by some teens because it can cause hallucinations and dissocia-tive effects at high doses.
Dex or Drex.
Street terms for cold and cough medicines with dextromethorphan.
Getting high on products with dextromethorphan.
A term for some cough medicines with dextromethorphan. It may stemfrom the orange-colored syrup -- and packaging -- of brands like Delsym.
Poor man's PCP, or Poor man's X.
Products with dextromethorphan, since they'recheap but can cause effects similar to those of PCP or ecstasy at high doses.
Another term for Coricidin tablets or other cough medicines.
A term for capsules or tablets with dextromethorphan. The term comes fromtheir resemblance to the candy.
Usually a reference to cough syrup with dextromethorphan. It derives from the brand name Robitussin, but it is common slang for any cough syrup.
Abusing products with dextromethorphan, like cough syrups.
Combining cough medicine with soda or alcohol.
A term for someone who abuses dextromethorphan.
Abusing products with dextromethorphan. The term refers to the hallu-cinogenic trips that people experience at high doses.
Cold and cough medicines with dextromethorphan. "Rojo" is Spanish for "red,"and refers to the color of many syrups and gelcaps.
Usually applied to Coricidin tablets with dextromethorphan, since they have asize and shape similar to the candy.
Another term for abusing products with dextromethorphan. It applies specifi-cally to using Coricidin tablets, sometimes called Skittles after the candy.
Someone who uses cough syrups or other products with dextromethor- phan to get high.
Triple C’s or CCCs.
A term for Coricidin tablets with dextromethorphan, which havethree small C's printed on each tablet for "Coricidin Cold and Cough."
Another term for cough syrup with dextromethorphan.
A term for using products with dextromethorphan. It refers to cough syrupssuch as Tussin or Robitussin.
Velvet or velvet syrup.
Cough syrup with dextromethorphan.
Another term for medicines with dextromethorphan, often applied to Robi-tussin products.