Narcotics Detection Canine


K9 Athena and her partner, Investigator James Lyall have been working together since May of 2020, and are assigned to the Special Investigations Unit. Together they will be assisted by numerous agencies including the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), United States Postal Service (USPS), Watauga County Sheriff's Office, Ashe County Sheriff's, Alexander County Sheriff's Office, Johnson County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee, and many others. Together they are instrumental in removing drugs from the streets of Boone, Northwestern North Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee.

For further information about the Special Investigation Unit, please contact Lieutenant Jon Houck.