Livingston County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 officer, Zaki, and the new handler, Deputy Leadbetter have been through extensive training and this morning and Zaki is back on the job. Sheriff Steve Cox says Deputy Leadbetter has been learning about the use of a K9 in the course of his job, the legal aspects of apprehension, the advantages of it, and the benefits it can have on the safety of law enforcement and the community.
Cox says early this (Thursday) morning, Zaki and Ledbetter made their first apprehension, a drug bust, following a car stop by another deputy. The stop was about 1:00 am.
The deputies arrested 37 year old Renee Lynn Haynes for alleged possession of a controlled substance. She is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail, with bond set at $10,000 cash.