HOUSTON (KTRK) -- You probably think you shouldn't mess with them, and you're probably right. But look closer. Beyond the uniform and the badge, this is also a man with his dog.
"He knows when your sad, he knows when you're excited, in a downtime," said Deputy Billy Williams with the Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 8.
But most people's dogs don't do what this dog does. K-9 Storm took drugs and money worth almost $2 million off the streets in just three years. Deputy Billy Williams teamed up with Storm in 2012 and together they hunt for one thing -- the drugs you should not have.
The duo was named best in narcotics detection at the 2015 Texas K-9 Officer Conference and Trials in October.
Williams described their working relationship.
"When your back-up isn't as close as you need him," said Williams. "I got him. He's loyal. He doesn't talk back. He barks a lot."
You could say this partnership was destined to happen. William's father was a K-9 police officer in La Porte and that became this man's dream job.
Storm was donated by the nonprofit K-9s for Cops here in Houston. They pay for close to $15,000 for the dog along with the training. The organization assists many departments across the country who do not have the money in their budget for canine programs.
Harris Co. crime-fighting duo taking drugs off the streets