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K-9 dies in vehicle fire on way to Md. prison complex

A K-9 assigned to the Cumberland state correctional complex died in a vehicle fire that occurred on westbound Interstate 68 in the area of 15 Mile Creek at about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Thunder, a black Labrador retriever, and his handler, CO Jason Schultz, found approximately four grams of meth outside the Court Street Jail
The K-9 fell seriously ill after coming into contact with synthetic marijuana
The man was charged with felony trafficking in illegal drugs and felony unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute
The governor is seeking to add 27 K-9 teams to the 43 dogs that already work in the Department of Corrections