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Search continues for police department's missing K9

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Easter and fake Easter. Easter and fake Easter.

Part of the mystery over the drug detection K9 officer, Easter, has been solved. Officials say an impostor dog was passed off as the trained police dog.

So far, there's been no sign of Easter. Mayor John Aguilar of Driscoll said he was hopeful that the media coverage would help in the search for the dog. He says the city has not received any tips about where Easter may be. Aguilar also says the city has not been very active in the search because of its limited staff.

Earlier this month, former police officer Ernest Martinez brought in the dog that he claimed was Easter. It was concluded that pooch was not the K9 officer after the results of a veterinary exam were compared to Easter's medical records. 
Martinez was fired and could face criminal charges related to this incident. 

KRIS 6 News checked in with the city and county animal care facilities to find out if maybe Easter was picked up by them. Both of them say they do no have a dog matching Easter's description.

There is good news for that dog brought in by Martinez. The animal has been adopted by a family. 

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