Two arrested for drugs, dog fighting operation in McGregor

POSTED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:28am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:26pm

Two men have been arrested and released on bond in connection to a discovery last week by McGregor PD of what appears to have been a dog fighting operation within the city limits.

Brandon Smith was arrested by Lacy Lakeview police during a traffic stop on Tuesday, according to Detective Joe Coy of McGregor PD. He was released on bond later that day. Charles Jones reportedly turned himself in on Tuesday and was also released on bond.

An unusual, foul smell led officers to investigate a house, located in the 100 block of Rogers Street last Tuesday afternoon around 2 p.m., after a caller contacted McGregor PD.

"Right away, as soon as they got out of their cars, they could smell the decaying odor," said Detective Joe Coy of McGregor Police Department.

Much of that scent was coming from the contents inside of a trash can that had been placed out by the street.

"There was blood, maggots, dog hair. It looked like there may have been some sections of flesh and some body parts that belonged to a canine," said Coy.

The scene got even more gruesome as officers went to look around the cleared area behind the house where they found Pitbull dog carcasses, bones, and ropes.

"It could have been dog fighting. There was chains, ropes, a number of beer cans," said Coy.

Inside the home, officers found marijuana, drugs, scales, packaging material, and other drug related items. Further testing will reveal exactly what type of drugs they are, to lead to an arrest.

"It was a little unusual to see something like this going on inside the city limits," said Coy.

Police say the occupants of the home had also tampered with their water meter to steal utilities.


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