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CCSO, PD remain busy with fight against drugs

In the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every facet of life, but it hasn’t done much to slow down drug activity in Gillette and Campbell County.

Sheriff’s Narcotic Patrol

Campbell County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy Kyle Rhoades, left, works at a traffic stop Thursday as Deputy Rich Lang arrives to back him up before an open air sniff around driver’s vehicle east of Gillette.

From December 2020 through November 2021, the Gillette Police Department dealt with 403 drug cases and made 272 arrests. They seized 1.4 kilograms of marijuana, which was down from 2.3 kilograms in 2020 and the 3 kilograms seized in 2019.

Sheriff’s Narcotic Patrol

Narcotics dog Borys waits for his shift to begin Thursday at the Campbell County Sheriff’s office in Gillette.

Sheriff’s Narcotic Patrol

Campbell County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy Kyle Rhoades and narcotics dog Borys perform an open air sniff around a driver’s truck Thursday east of Gillette. Rhoades pulled the driver over for having no plates.

Sheriff’s Narcotic Patrol

Narcotics dog Borys walks Thursday alongside his handler Deputy Kyle Rhoades at the Campbell County Sheriff’s office in Gillette.

Sheriff’s Narcotic Patrol

Deputy Kyle Rhoades readies his cruiser at the Campbell County Sheriff’s office Thursday before heading out out on patrol with narcotics dog Borys.

Sheriff’s Narcotic Patrol

Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Rhoades talks to a driver after pulling him over for an expired registration Thursday in Gillette. Below, Rhoades and his narcotics dog Borys visit the sheriff’s dispatch center before heading out on patrol.

Sheriff’s Narcotic Patrol

Narcotics dog Borys and his handler Kyle Rhoades visit the Campbell County Sheriff’s dispatch center Thursday before heading out out on patrol.

(2) comments

carolynandnorm

Singapore doesn't have a drug problem,users get mandatory rehab and dealers get executed.Sounds like a plan to me.

The gardener

Maybe the execution shold be in the form of a public hanging.

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