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Brooksville to start canine unit with donated dog

BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville Police Department is about to launch a new canine unit aimed at curbing the spread of illegal drugs in the city.

City Council approved the unit in a 4-1 vote Monday with Richard Lewis casting the dissenting vote. He said he was concerned about a possible duplication of the Sheriff's Office services.

The police will receive Koda, a Malinois, from a donation by two organizations that jointly own the dog: 2 Brothers Kennel and Secure K-9. Police Chief George Turner said Koda would be used in schools and other city areas to conduct drug searches, as well as assist in other police work.

The dog's donation will help offset what Turner anticipates will be about $7,000 in startup costs. The department also will receive federal and state grants.

The canine unit will have costs beyond this year, but Turner hopes to cover those with revenue from the additional drug busts Koda would help make.

In other action, the council unanimously approved a planned 574-acre development project near the Brooksville Country Club on the northeast corner of McIntyre and Mondon Hill roads. It was submitted by Majestic Oaks Developers LLC and Majestic Oaks Partners LLC.

The development would include up to 999 residences; up to 100,000 square feet of commercial space; and up to 31,000 square feet for a clubhouse and other recreational activities.

Brooksville to start canine unit with donated dog 06/03/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 5, 2008 1:40pm]
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