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Little Dog Named Bubba Tests Positive for Heroin and Meth in Shocking Case of Animal Cruelty


Little Dog Named Bubba Tests Positive for Heroin and Meth in Shocking Case of Animal Cruelty (CBS Newspath)

A California man faces animal cruelty charges after authorities say his dog tested positive for both meth and heroin.

Tustin police say officers first encountered a little terrier mix named Bubba when they were called to the Tustin motel room of his owner, Joshua West, back in March.

West was arrested for an outstanding warrant, a parole violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, heroin and methamphetamine after drugs and needles were allegedly found. 

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Police also called animal control officers to deal with West's little terrier mix named Bubba. 

When the officers arrived, they say they found Bubba to be "lethargic," reports KCBS.

Tests of Bubba's blood have reportedly come back positive for both methamphetamine and heroin.

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“This strikes me as pretty horrible,” Tustin police Lt. Robert Wright told KCBS. “This is the first time we’ve ever heard of someone reporting that an animal has been under the influence.” 

West has reportedly been charged with animal cruelty and Bubba is in the care of OC Animal Care.

Once Bubba recovers, he'll be put up for adoption. 

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