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Daughter of Miami drug cop, 10, wins science fair with cocaine police dog project

By DmTryp, Jan 30, 2013 | Updated: Feb 3, 2013 | | |
  1. DmTryp
    A Miami narcotics detective's daughter nabbed a blue ribbon at her school science fair with a project that tested police dogs’ ability to sniff out a stash of cocaine. The 10-year-old left the actual drug-handling to cops from the department's narcotics division.

    Like daddy, like daughter.

    A Miami narc’s daughter nabbed a blue ribbon at her school science fair with a project that tested police dogs’ ability to sniff out a stash of cocaine.

    Emma Bartelt, 10, never actually handled the coke, leaving that up to her dad, Miami-Dade Police Det. Douglas Bartelt and two drug cops in his narcotics bureau, the Miami Herald reported.

    The fourth-grader’s experiment tested three dogs' drug-sniffing prowess and was carried out on police grounds.

    "It was kinda my idea, because I wanted to do my dad's job," Emma told the Herald.

    The dogs -- a springer spaniel, a golden retriever and a chocolate lab - were timed to see how long it took them to find an ounce of cocaine hidden in two different rooms.

    The clever grade-schooler nabbed the top prize at her school science fair at Coral Gables Preparatory Academy and also received honorable mention at a county-wide fair held at Miami Dade College over the weekend.

    The school district said it had no issues with the project.

    "The student's science project involved a very unusual set of circumstances, including having a parent who is a well-respected police detective with experience in training dogs that sniff for illegal substances," the statement said, according to the Herald.

    “From our understanding, the parent was the only person involved in working directly with the dogs and the hidden substances, which took place at a police training facility."

    The chocolate Lab, Franky, was tops in the experiment, sniffing out the drugs in 43 seconds.

    New York Daily News
    29th January 2013


  1. runnerupbeautyqueen
    So the dad trained the dogs and handled and hid the drugs... so what did the girl do, exactly?

    I cant imagine the daughter of a grocery store clerk would win a blue ribbon if her dad timed how fast he could put cans on a shelf.

    What is a ten year old doing knowing about cocaine anyway?
  2. stryder09
    Yeah, exactly how was this a scientific experiment fit for a science fair?
    what did she exactly do?

    A better project - train the dog to find cathinones, etc.
  3. Hp Rush
    Ya not sumthin I'd want my ten year old knowing and what exactly was the experiment?!?
  4. torachi
    But they make it clear she had nothing to do with it, which begs the question: why didn't they award the blue ribbon to daddy?

    If I was one of the other kids I woulda been furious.
  5. MikePatton
    Totally unfair, the other kids probably put some thought and effort to their project, this lazy girl just went to daddy to fix that shit for her and she won. Cheater!
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