Mount Pleasant police shoot pit bull which leads to drug investigation
MOUNT PLEASANT—A Mount Pleasant police officer shoots and kills an aggressive pit bull and then finds drugs and drug paraphernalia at the home.
It happened Friday night in the 3500 block of Sheridan Road.
Officers were responding to a report of a loose pit bull shortly after 11:00 p.m.
When officers arrived on scene the dog barked at them and then ran into its residence where it continued to bark.
The back door of the home was left open allowing the dog to come and go.
Police said that the dog was active and appeared aggressive.
Officers tried the animal with a dog pole, but were unable to do so.
Police said that as one of the officers went to knock on the door to get the owner to come outside the dog charged at the officer.
A second officer saw the dog advancing and fired his weapon at the animal.
The dog died as a result of being shot.
Officers continued to make contact with the owner, but no one was home.
That’s when the officers located illegal drugs on the property.
A search warrant was drafted and served at the home. Officers recovered drugs and a significant amount of drug related equipment.
Mount Pleasant police said that they have a suspect, but no arrests have been made,
The investigation remains active.