Drug Task Force K-9 Sully overdosed on fentanyl while he and his handler were assisting Skagit County with a search warrant service on Thursday May 11, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Drug Task Force K-9 Sully overdosed on fentanyl while he and his handler were assisting Skagit County with a search warrant service on Thursday May 11, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Drug-sniffing dog suffers apparent fentanyl overdose in Everett

The dog, Sully, survived after being given three doses of Narcan. Deputies were helping to serve a warrant at an Everett apartment.

EVERETT — A drug-sniffing dog survived an apparent overdose from fentanyl while serving a search warrant in Everett, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies were serving the warrant alongside Skagit County law enforcement early Thursday, seizing “a large amount of drugs,” including cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sully, a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office dog trained to search for several narcotics, spent about 10 minutes in the apartment, then returned to his kennel.

Drug Task Force K-9 Sully overdosed on fentanyl while he and his handler were assisting Skagit County with a search warrant service on Thursday May 11, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Drug Task Force K-9 Sully overdosed on fentanyl while he and his handler were assisting Skagit County with a search warrant service on Thursday May 11, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

The handler went back into the home for a second search, returning about 15 minutes later to find a typically “very hyper Sully … unresponsive in his kennel,” the sheriff’s office reported. The handler grabbed Narcan from the vehicle and gave the dog three doses. The dog did not begin to wake up until they were arriving at the emergency room of a veterinary office. Deputies reported that medical staff monitored Sully’s vitals “for some time.”

“He has since been released and is very tired but is doing well,” according to a sheriff’s office post to Facebook.

Deputies noted a toddler had been living in the apartment. Child Protective Services responded to the scene.

“Thank you all for keeping K-9 Sully in your thoughts as he recovers,” the sheriff’s office wrote.

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