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Man lets three Doberman dogs loose on police

A man visiting a farm in Thykkvibaer in south Iceland let his three Doberman dogs loose on police officers from Hvolsvöllur and the capital region drug department on Friday night when the officers tried to investigate the premises.

According to Fréttabladid, the police suspected marijuana plants were being grown on the farm.

One of the dogs bit a policeman in the thigh and he suffered minor injuries. Backup was called from Reykjavík and Selfoss, the premises were searched and 52 marijuana plant cuttings were found and confiscated.

The dog-owner was alone on the farm when police arrived, but shortly afterwards the resident returned home. Both men were arrested, but released after questioning. The farm resident confessed to owning the marijuana plants.

This is the third time in eight months that police have confiscated marijuana plants on the farm in question.

“We have tightened supervision and actions against cases like this in the region,” said Sveinn Rúnarsson, senior police officer in Hvolsvöllur.

“We receive assistance from the Reykjavík drug department and search dogs from the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police. We have an excellent team, which is very important.”

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