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Girl Wins Science Fair with Detective Dad's Drug Dogs

Also was allowed to incorporate actual cocaine into experiment

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An ounce of cocaine can fetch as much as $1,300 on the streets of Miami, or a three-year mandatory prison sentence in criminal court.

Or it can help a fourth-grader win first place in the science fair at Coral Gables Preparatory Academy.

In fact, Emma Bartelt's "Drug Sniffing Dogs" project earned her a spot at Saturday's Miami-Dade County Public Schools Elementary Science Fair at Miami Dade College, alongside experiments exploring name-brand battery life and how to make plastic out of milk.

(Hat tip to Radley Balko)