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.READ MORE: 'She Was A Jewel': Community Holds Vigil For Victim Of Quadruple Homicide
Arco is responsible for sniffing out hundreds of pounds of drugs during his time as an officer, and his stats are outstanding:READ MORE: Woman Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting
- $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.MORE NEWS: Twins, Lynx, And Gophers Take Home Weekend Wins
The state patrol says Mills and Arco also excelled in K-9 competitions on the regional and national level.