Merced CHP K-9 ‘Beny’ recognized with special award for outstanding law enforcement service

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There’s hardly a month that goes by where Beny, a German Shepherd who worked as a K-9 officer for the Merced California Highway Patrol, doesn’t play a big role in taking illegal drugs off the streets.

Case in point, the CHP estimates In 114 traffic stops Beny has detected, 600 pounds of methamphetamine, 158 pounds of cocaine, 80 pounds of marijuana, 44 pounds of heroine, 8 pounds of fentanyl and more than $9 million in U.S. currency.

With that in mind, Assembly member Adam Gray, D-Merced, last week presented Beny and his handler with a California State Assembly Resolution at the CHP’s Atwater office, in recognition of Beny’s service to law enforcement and the community.

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