I was busted at the I8 checkpoint near Yuma. Seeds they said were marijuana seeds count as possession in AZ. That was enough to threaten my partner and I each with a felony and years in jail in that backwards-ass state. They also took antacids out of an unmarked bottle and looked them up in a book trying to prove they were illegal drugs. Ha! They threatened to impound my car when I refused to take the charges seriously. I told them they had no idea what they were talking about, much to their annoyance. The whole thing is just a money making scam. Willie Nelson and Lil Wayne have had their tour buses stopped at these checkpoints too. So I’m not in bad company. I was the only white dude (with shaggy hair) they had pulled over, the rest were darker colors. Not hard to see what is going on.
On 5 December 2011, the Detector Dog Program took up residence at the newly built, state of the art National Detector Dog Program Facility located in Bulla, Victoria. The facility is the headquarters for the Detector Dog Program , providing the necessary infrastructure to conduct all activities related to national administration of the program , breeding, juvenile dog development, training and the management of the quality assurance process. The facility is set on an 8 hectare site in a semi-rural environment, providing the capacity to undertake multiple training courses concurrently, house up to 200 dogs at a time and whelp multiple litters simultaneously. The facility ensures that the Detector Dog Program will be able to continue to service the needs of the Australian Border Force, as well as domestic and international agencies, well into the future.