• Lakewood police dog fired for pot problem

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    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - A Lakewood police dog is off the job because his ability to sniff out marijuana could have become a liability.

     Phelan, a former Lakewood police K-9,  can't differentiate between pot and other drugs.

     He could mistakenly alert police to people possessing marijuana, which is now legal in Washington State.

     Fortunately, Phelan already has a new job lined up at the Department of Corrections sniffing out drugs in prison cells.

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