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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- The search for drugs is not only putting officers in danger, but their K9s too. Those keen noses leave them vulnerable to sniffing the dangerous drugs.

Just this week, Josie, an LMPD K9, was saved by Narcan, a drug typically used to save a human overdosing on heroin.

"The dog was doing its job and also those officers were doing their jobs by saving the life of that dog," said Michael Davis, the owner of TLC Canine Solutions.

Davis's business depends on his highly trained dogs finding drugs. He says the problem isn't getting any better.

The DEA agrees, stating, "Canine units are particularly at risk of immediate death from inhaling fentanyl," according to their website.

"For us to find these narcotics, we all have to be put in harms way," Davis said.

Josie's work for LMPD did lead to the arrest of three people.

During their arraignment Friday morning, prosecutors took notice.

"It's obviously very dangerous for the animals that are working with LMPD," the prosecutor said.

Two of the three people arrested in her case are being charged with assault on a service animal, on top of trafficking charges.

As of Friday night, Josie was still at the animal hospital. She is expected to recover.

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