Photo by Marty Gordon
Christiansburg police officer Chad Eversole and Buck, his new K-9 partner, stand in front of the police department Monday afternoon. The German Shepherd is trained in drugs and tracking.

Marty Gordon
Contributing writer

The Christiansburg Police Department has a new tool in catching drug dealers, and he has four legs. On Friday, the department proudly showed off its new drug-sniffing rabbit.

Christiansburg police officer Andy Beane poses with the department’s drug-sniffing rabbit that caught a lot of people off guard as an April Fools’ Day joke.

The April Fools’ Day prank went viral and had over 400,000 Facebook views since it was unveiled. There have even been several calls from other law enforcement agencies seeking advice on how to gain the grant.

According to the post Magnolia, a 4-year-old Mini Lop rabbit, had undergone 18-weeks of narcotics detection…

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