Approximately one year ago, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit deployed a new narcotics canine, Senna. Senna filled a vacancy that was caused by the retirement of the Special Investigations Unit canine Bianca. Bianca retired due to medical reasons which caused the vacancy that Senna filled.
Local businessmen Vernon Miller of Shoreline Services Inc., Jim Morris of Morris Builders, Steve Scott, Jed Crow of First Bank NA, along with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy Alumni made donations to offset the cost of bringing Senna to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Gage and District Attorney Bret Ligon also contributed for the replacement canine.
Since becoming part of the unit, Senna and her handler, Deputy Tom Thompson, have been involved in the seizures of 1700 pounds of marijuana, 11 kilograms of cocaine, 12 pounds of methamphetamines, 2 ounces of heroin, $23,000 in United States currency and the seizure of multiple vehicles. The street value of the seized narcotics is approximately $1,186,000.