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Stray dog attack leads police to alleged California cultivation site

Posted on in Criminal Defense

The incident began around 8:00 in the morning when calls were placed to the police station regarding a stray pit bull trying to attack a leashed dog whose owner was taking the pet for a walk. The dog turned out to be an Argentine Dogo. The dog reportedly lunged at one of the police officers. Law enforcement claims the dog bumped the officer in the chest and tried to bite the officer's face. The officer responded with force, shooting the dog in its head.

The injured dog fled to the backyard of a nearby residence. Police approached the residence to talk to the occupants about the injured animal. Law enforcement claims that during the investigation related to the dog, police uncovered evidence of marijuana at the house.

Two people reportedly were in the house during the contact with police. One of the occupants reportedly admitted responsibility for drugs that were found in the house. Police seized an undisclosed amount of processed marijuana and marijuana plants. The man who police say claimed responsibility for the drugs was arrested on several drug charges.

The 25-year-old was transported to the detention center and held on $25,000 bail.

The dog reportedly was taken to a veterinarian for treatment of moderate injuries.

Source: Riverside Press-Enterprise, "Vicious dog report leads to pot arrest," Gene Ghiotto 1 Apr 2011

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