Colorado Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that will decide future of pot-sniffing police dogs

PUEBLO CO - DECEMBER 11: Vince Petkosek, with the Pueblo Police Department K-9 Unit, works with Sage, a yellow lab, outside the department on December 11, 2018 in Pueblo, Colorado. Sage joined the department last December specifically because she does not alert to marijuana, which is a new non-skill needed by Colorado law enforcement agencies. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)

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PUEBLO CO – DECEMBER 11: Vince Petkosek, with the Pueblo Police Department K-9 Unit, works with Sage, a yellow lab, outside the department on December 11, 2018 in Pueblo, Colorado. Sage joined the department last December specifically because she does not alert to marijuana, which is a new non-skill needed by Colorado law enforcement agencies. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)

On Wednesday, the Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that will set standards for the use of police dogs’ drug-detection skills in this state — and could have repercussions across the country.


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