Man facing drug charges after officer bitten by dog | Crime
(WMC-TV) - An accused drug dealer isn't just in trouble for the marijuana police say they found in his house, he's also been charged with a series of crimes because his pit bull bit an officer earlier this month, according to court records.
Detectives arrested Kwame Bryant outside of his home in the 1700 block of Robinhood Lane Wednesday. Officers decided to arrest Bryant outside because a detective with the department's Organized Crime Unit was bitten by a dog during a previous search of his home.
The pit bull, which wasn't wearing a rabies tag, ran away from the house after biting the officer, police said. Investigators told Bryant that if the dog returned, he needed to call animal control so it could be checked for rabies, according to court records.
However, when the dog was returned to him, Bryant didn't alert animal control officers, according to court documents.
The pit bull was taken into custody during Wednesday's raid because it hadn't received a rabies vaccination, according to officers.
Police say they found marijuana and a digital scale inside the 31-year-old's home.
Bryant has been charged with marijuana possession with the intent to sell or distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, failing to get his dog vaccinated, failing to have his dog wear a rabies tag and attempting to hide a dog suspected of having rabies.
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