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April 27, 2012

Loose dog in Perry leads to drug arrests

PERRY, Okla. — Police officers returning a loose dog to its owners say they found drugs at the house and arrested a father and daughter.

The two were being held in the Noble County Jail. No bail was set for either as of Friday afternoon, a jailer said.

Police found a green leafy substance, scales, methamphetamine, firearms and “illegal pharmaceuticals all bagged up and ready to be sold,” inside their home at on Delaware Street Thursday, Capt. Jim McIlvain said.

The investigation started after a patrol officer spotted a loose dog and called the Perry animal control officer. The dog ran into a yard, and the officers knocked on the door.

A man at the house told them the dog was his, but he became argumentative when police tried to write him a citation for letting his dog run at large, McIlvain said. The officer called for backup.

Police at the scene smelled what they thought was marijuana wafting out the door while they talked to the man, McIlvain said. Police detained the man and stayed at the residence until officers could get a search warrant.

Before a judge granted the search warrant, the man’s daughter came home, “slipped past the officers” and hid some drugs under her mattress, McIlvain said. She admitted she owned the drugs she tried to conceal, he said.

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