Teton suspends drug training after meth loss

Jackson, Wyo. – Teton County's sheriff's department has suspended dog drug training while authorities continue looking for 28 grams of lost meth.

Sheriff Jim Whalen tells The Jackson Hole News and Guide that he's still considering how to punish the unnamed deputy who drove off with a box labeled "METH" on top of his bumper Oct. 28.

The box contained 28 grams of methamphetamine used for training police dogs. It hasn't been recovered.

Whalen says that he has suspended all training with drugs until new policies are in place. He says that deputies will now have to check out drugs used for training with their sergeants.

He says officers vary amounts of drugs used in training and that it's unfortunate the lost box contained high amount.