JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WALA) - Jackson County deputies said an investigation is underway after someone placed a possible explosive device in a mailbox at a home in Gulf Park Estates in Ocean Springs.
The Jackson County Criminal Investigations Division said Aragon, a 3-year-old German Shepard, and handler Deputy Tim Prochillo, arrived at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 along with investigators at the request of the homeowner. Aragon specializes in explosives, apprehension and tracking,
Aragon gave a positive alert at the mailbox and the Biloxi Bomb Squad and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were called. The device was removed at about 11 a.m.
There were no injuries and the incident remains under investigation.
Aragon was purchased in 2010 for $14,000 through a Port Security Grant. That fee included a 5-week training course for Prochillo. The canine is one of 22 bomb dogs in the state.
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