MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP/MyFoxBoston.com) - Police say they found 17 pit bull dogs living in squalor during a drug investigation at a Middleborough home that also yielded five guns, $50,000 worth of narcotics and $29,000 in cash.
The resident of the home, 30-year-old John Campbell, was held on $500,000 bail after pleading not guilty at his arraignment on drug and animal cruelty charges Wednesday.
Lt. Peter Andrade tells The Enterprise of Brockton that the pit bull puppies were stuffed in a small cage with a filthy bowl of water. Thirteen required immediate veterinary care.
According to the newspaper, the puppies are going to be made available for adoption. The puppies appear to be about five weeks old.
Police have been investigating the home for about a month. They say Campbell protected the house with infrared security cameras.
The raid netted 1,500 Percocet pills 100 grams of cocaine, and five guns, two of which have been reported stolen.