SoCal police dog recovering after inhaling meth

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    SoCal police dog recovering after inhaling meth

    A Ventura County Sheriff's Department police dog is recovering at a veterinary clinic after he apparently inhaled some loose methamphetamine during a drug search.

    Officials say Balu (bah-LOO'), a 4 1/2-year-old German shepard, was in stable condition Monday at a clinic in Thousand Oaks where he was being treated for ingestion of methamphetamine.

    Sheriff's officials say Balu's partner, senior Deputy Dean Worthy, rushed the canine to the emergency clinic early Monday after the dog suffered a seizure after assisting with a narcotics search.

    Worthy says Balu alerted him to an area where a torn bag of methamphetamine was found. The dog suffered a seizure about two hours later.

    Worthy says the dog seems to be doing OK.

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