MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A furry, four-legged officer is calling it a day after an impressive career.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 10-year-old K-9 officer Arco is retiring after eight years on duty.

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Arco is responsible for sniffing out hundreds of pounds of drugs during his time as an officer, and his stats are outstanding:

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  • $1.7 million in drug money
  • 605 pounds of marijuana
  • 52 pounds of cocaine
  • 37 pounds of methamphetamine
  • A 1/2 ounce of heroin
  • A 1/2 ounce of LSD
  • 53 grams of hash
  • 115 ecstasy tablets
  • 28 grams of psilocybin mushrooms
  • 22 firearms
  • Five false compartments in vehicles

Arco worked with his handler – Sgt. Chad Mills – along the Interstate 90 corridor since early 2007. He was deployed 351 times during his career.

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The state patrol says Mills and Arco also excelled in K-9 competitions on the regional and national level.