The recent arrival of golden Labrador Thoreau makes Rhode Island the second state in the nation to have a police dog trained to sniff out hard drives, thumb drives, and other technological gadgets that could contain child pornography, reports the Providence Journal.

Thoreau received 22 weeks of training in how to detect devices in exchange for food at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy.

Given to the Rhode Island State Police by the Connecticut State Police, the dog assisted in its first search warrant in June pinpointing a thumb drive containing child pornography hidden four layers deep in a tin box inside a metal cabinet. That discovery led the police to secure an arrest warrant.

"If it has a memory card, he'll sniff it out," Detective Adam Houston, Thoreau's handler, says.

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