BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) - Bartlesville police say a preliminary
report indicates their agency's drug dog might have been poisoned.
The 3-year-old dog known as "Cooper" was euthanized last
Monday after his partner, officer Troy Newell, noticed the animal
had been lethargic. The dog had been examined by a local
veterinarian and a Tulsa animal clinic and diagnosed with advanced
Police Chief Tom Holland says the preliminary oral report that
Oklahoma State University veterinarians gave the dog's handler
noted that Cooper might have been poisoned. Holland says the report
didn't contain many details but that there was an "unacceptable
amount of antifreeze" in Cooper's system.
Holland says the department is investigating but there are no