"Indy" works to detect the odor of controlled substances.
Deputy Gabriel Sanders is responsible for handling and training the Izard County Sheriff's Department K-9 "Indy". The narcotics dog is trained to detect the odor of controlled substances. These substances include marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and its derivatives. Upon location of the odor of controlled substance, the dog will alert to the smell. The dog is trained to come to a final response of biting and/or scratching at the source of the odor. This is called an "aggressive" final response or active alert. This response may also indicate items recently contaminated with, or associated with, the odor of one or more of the controlled substances.