Drug raid re­unites owner with her dog

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL & STATE -

As the re­sult of a drug house raid, an English bull­dog and its owner have been re­united.

The (New Phil­a­del­phia) Times-Re­porter re­ports deputies from the Tus­carawas County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice Thurs­day raided the house on Ohio 212 NW, Beach City in Franklin Twp. A man was taken into cus­tody, and deputies seized large amounts of sus­pected drugs.

“When we did the raid, the dog was in there,” said Sher­iff Orvis Camp­bell.

Deputies didn’t want to have to shoot the ag­i­tated dog, so they got some­one re­lated to the sus­pect to take the dog out of the house. The rel­a­tive took the bull­dog home overnight.

On Fri­day, the owner, a woman from Mas­sil­lon, con­tacted the sher­iff ’s of­fice. She had heard ru­mors that the dog, which was stolen from her in 2016, was at the house.

“She had pic­tures of it when it was younger, and they matched up per­fectly,” Camp­bell said. “It was very con­vinc­ing that it be­longed to her.”

The rel­a­tive of the sus­pect brought the bull­dog to the sher­iff ’s of­fice in New Phil­a­del­phia, and the owner re­trieved her an­i­mal. “She ex­pressed her tremen­dous grat­i­tude for her dog,” the sher­iff said.

Camp­bell noted that the bull­dog didn’t care for his deputies, but it got along fine with its owner.

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