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But he said he's motivated to aid parents, adding a personal touch and pep talk because of his own experiences.
He said had a tough upbringing in Louisville, experimented with marijuana and saw some of his friends progress to harder drugs.
"What can occur from letting this stranger in my house with a drug dog?
But it's been nothing but positive."While some parents invite the dog detectors into their homes in front of their children, James waited until his daughter was at school.
But when Michael Davis, who owns The Last Chance K9 Service, led a search of their home, a German Shepherd found four grams of heroin. Davis, who opened his company on East Spring Street in New Albany in September, said his teams at TLC have already searched more than 50 homes in Kentuckiana. But about 90 percent of the time, he said, his company's dogs find narcotics such as barbiturates, methamphetamines, heroin, marijuana and cocaine hidden in rooms, bathrooms and cars by teens or young adults still living with their parents.
One teen, who has a 5-year-old brother, tucked marijuana inside a red children's cereal box, reasoning it was a perfect hiding spot since no one in his house liked that brand, said Davis, who is military trained.But when the German Shepherd headed to the teen's room, she zipped over to a makeup stand and within seconds found a hidden glass pipe of marijuana that was smaller than a tube of lipstick and hidden in an Altoids can."My heart just sank," James said. Be stern but be cool, calm and collected," he said."I would have easily overlooked it."Davis sat down with the father and advised him. When the teen got off the school bus, her father said his first words were, "Baby, we need to talk." She was shocked that a K9 searched her room but was more regretful than angry, saying, "OK Dad, you got me. Davis, who has tactical training in the detection of drugs, firearms and bombs, said the majority of his work has been focused on bigger contracts, including searches of businesses and other private contracts he said he's not at liberty to discuss.One Floyd County father, James, said he noticed his 14-year-old daughter hanging out with new friends and an odd and unpleasant odor in her room, but never saw drugs before he called Davis' K9 service."I'm not a snooping parent," said James, who asked to be identified only by his first name to protect his daughter's privacy."I want my daughter to be able to trust me, but I gotta protect her."I know girls can be sneaky and hide things in places I wouldn't even think of."He spotted a company billboard featuring a German Shepherd in New Albany, similar to ones sprinkled throughout Louisville, vowing to help worried parents confidentially for . "The concept seemed a little radical to James, but he said he felt desperate."I was so nervous," the father said.Meri Beth Adams-Wolf, executive director of Our Place Drug and Alcohol Education Services, down the street from the K9 business in New Albany, said she's not ready to endorse the service but called it "a tool for parents to consider.""The only caveat I would have: 'Be prepared with what you need to do next,' " she said."What happens if they're not willing to change, not remorseful?