CANNABIS CULTURE – K-9s cannot smell through material. Odors permeate out and create a scent cone that the dog detects. Almost everything has pores for odors to permeate. Even plastic baggies have tiny, microscopic pores.
To prove this to yourself, place tuna inside a plastic baggie and sniff the outside of the bag. You will notice you cannot smell the fish. Wait a few hours and you will notice you can smell the permeated fish odor on the outside of the baggie.
Lead is a heavy metal and non-porous but if you hide your stash in a lead box, the K-9 handler will become suspicious.
Temperatures affect permeation. Colder temperatures slow permeation so freezing your stash in a block of ice slows the permeation to almost nothing but blocks of ice could make a smart K-9 handler suspicious.
The trick is to secret your stash in materials that have a slow permeation rate without contaminating the outside of the packaging. You must then hurry and transport your stash before the pot odors have time to permeate and develop a scent cone on the outside of the packaging.
Foil, glass, oils and cold temperatures are all good to use.
But remember, trying to mask odors does not work! K-9s smell like humans see. When presented with a bowl of stew, humans see all the ingredients but only smell one odor … stew. Dogs can separate odors with their supernatural snouts. When a K-9 sniffs the same bowl, she smells onions, pepper, tomatoes, beef, beans, etc. So if you place your herb in a plastic baggie, spray it with perfume, then seal it in plastic tubing and drop it in your auto’s fuel tank, a scent cone will develop on the outside of the fuel tank. The K-9 will enter this scent cone and smell the plastic baggie, the gasoline, the perfume, the plastic tubing and the marijuana.
This explains how my K-9 detected hundreds of pounds of marijuana hidden in gasoline tanks.
K-9s are trained to detect marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. They are not trained to detect mushrooms or LSD.
I hope this information keeps you out of a human cage, which is far worse than the cages kops keep their dogs in.
Read more in the article “Understanding Police Drug Dogs” by Barry Cooper on Cannabis Culture.
Barry Cooper is a former Texas narcotics officer and current marijuana activist, filmmaker, entrepreneur and regular contributor to Cannabis Culture. Find his work at NeverGetBusted.com.