The McLean County Sheriff's Department is getting a new canine unit. Sheriff John Sandage says that's through a $59,000 grant from the Howard Buffet Foundation.
Sheriff's police already have one drug dog on staff. Eight weeks of training starts in January.
Sandage says the grant pays for the dog, equipment, a new vehicle, and eight weeks of training.
Sandage says the Buffet Foundation offers canine unit grants through Illinois and has also supported Macon County mental health programs.