The purpose of the Narcotics K-9 is to locate controlled substances and items commonly used for the transportation, manufacture, or distribution of narcotics. The Bothell Police Department’s Narcotic K-9 Karma assists in the execution of search warrants where there is a likelihood of narcotics to be found. Karma also assists many neighboring police agencies.
Officer Lobe is K-9 Karma’s handler. Officer Lobe has attended and completed numerous hours of training with K-9 Karma, including the Narcotics Detection/K-9 Handler course conducted by Master Trainer Fred Helfers, Desert Snow Phases 1, 2, and 3- Advanced Highway Drug Interdiction, and Narcotics Interdiction training from the Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association.