Man Jailed for Faulty Bomb-Sniffing Dogs
Ebersole's Detector Dogs Against Drugs and Explosives, of Stephenson, Va., provided bomb-sniffing dogs to several federal agencies in the months
after the Sept. 11 attacks. The agencies paid Ebersole $700,000 from September 2001 to May 2002.
Ebersole's contracts were canceled after his dogs failed independent tests on five different occasions. On one test, dogs were unable to detect 50
pounds of dynamite and 15 pounds of C-4 plastic explosives hidden at the Federal Reserve (news - web sites) parking garage in Washington.
These dogs have only been trained to find bombs wrapped in bacon.