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Officers Want To Get Rid Of New N.C. Dog Search Law

Posted July 6, 2004 10:52 a.m. EDT

— Some North Carolina law enforcement officers want to get rid of a new law about dog searches.

The new law allows private dog handlers to register with the state and establish a commercial detection service.

Critics say only sworn officers should be allowed to search for drugs for legal reasons.

The new law is set to take effect in October.