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Search for missing drug dog has turned up empty

Published On: Mar 04 2013 09:38:56 AM CST
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WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -

Authorities in central Wisconsin are turning to the public for help in locating a specially trained law enforcement dog.

Sheriff's deputies from Wood and Portage counties searched throughout the night Sunday for the German shepherd named Toro. Authorities say the dog was helping a State Patrol trooper search a vehicle for drugs in Portage County Sunday night when Toro ran into a wooded area and disappeared.

Officials say the dog is not considered dangerous unless provoked.

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