Drug Detection Canine "Addie" Remembered for Contributions to Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit

Oct 30 2014
Drug Detection Canine "Addie" Remembered for Contributions to Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit

MADISON — On behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) Unit, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced the loss of the Unit’s former Drug Detection Canine, Addie.  On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the retired canine was euthanized due to an ongoing illness. 


Born in 2003, Addie was a devoted member of the Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit (LWAM) from 2004 - 2011, and was acquired through the Badgerland German Shepherd Rescue, having been donated to the Unit by Marie Kuber of Fond du Lac.  Addie was a sole purpose drug detection canine trained through the Milwaukee Police Department and initially handled by an Outagamie County Sheriff’s Deputy, then by an Appleton Police Department Officer.  Both officers were assigned to the LWAM.


As a successful drug detection canine, Addie contributed to the seizure of hundreds of pounds of marijuana, multiple kilograms of cocaine, countless rocks of crack cocaine, and significant quantities of heroin and meth.  Due to Addie’s efforts, significant quantities of dangerous drugs were removed from the streets of the Fox Valley, making the community safer and stronger.  Addie was an excellent canine and is deeply missed.


“Addie was a valued partner who worked alongside her officers to keep Fox Valley neighborhoods free of drugs and other criminal activity.  She will be missed dearly by all of us within the Unit and beyond,” Special Agent in Charge Brad Dunlap of the DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and LWAM Project Director said.  


Click here for a photo of Addie.