Nitro: is a black male labrador retriever, who specializes in narcotics detection and gun powder/nitrates detection. Nitro was born on October 6th of 2004 at California Duck Dogs in Ceres Ca. Nitro was donated by California Duck Dogs to Deputy Chris Picinich on November 24th of 2004. Nitro received his first CNCA narcotics certification on October 18th of 2005. The Merced County Sheriff's office purchased Nitro on December 1st of 2005, from Deputy Chris Picinich. Nitro is currently a member of the Merced County Sheriff's office and is handled by Deputy Chris Picinich, who is assigned to the courts division.
Tyson: is a tan male Belgian Malinois who specializes in suspect apprehension, tracking, and narcotics detection. Tyson was born on June 14th of 2008. Tyson has a Schutzhund three title, which is an advanced degree in protection, obedience, and tracking. The Merced County Sheriff's office purchased Tyson on September 9th of 2011, from Kreative Kennels out of Turlock Ca. Tyson received his first CNCA patrol certification on October 5th of 2011. He also received his first CNCA narcotics certification on April 19th of 2012. Tyson is a member of the Merced County Sheriff's office and is handled by Deputy Adam Deniz, who is currently assigned to the patrol division.
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