Police say ‘porn sniffing’ dog deployed during ICAC arrest in Heber City

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HEBER CITY, Utah — A man is facing felony charges after he allegedly sent harmful material to someone he thought was a minor, but that person was actually a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

According to the Heber City Police Department, Russell David Neilson is facing charges of Enticing a Minor as a third-degree felony and Attempt to Commit a Crime as a third-degree felony.

The man allegedly sent harmful material to someone he believed was a minor, but it was really an ICAC Task Force member in Pinal County, Arizona.

Authorities tracked Neilson to his Heber City residence and executed a search warrant.

During the search they deployed a “porn-sniffing” dog. The K9s are specifically trained to sniff out electronic storage devices such as thumb drives, cellphones, SIM cards, SD cards, external hard drives, tablets and iPads.