The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office welcomed its first four-legged deputy in more than two decades on Thursday, April 9.

Cash, a two-and-a-half-year-old black Labrador retriever was sworn in, and now joins his handler, Sgt. Brandon Griggs, in patrolling the county. The team joined the force following a rigorous five-month training process. Cash will serve primarily as a detection K9, enhancing the OCSO's drug recognition capabilities.

For more on this story, read Starkville Daily News from Saturday, April 11 - in print or e-edition. 

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