A 40-year-old Tustin man allegedly drugged up his puppy Bubba with methamphetamine and heroin, according to authorities.
Joshua West was on parole for drug violations when officers went into his hotel room in March and found illegal drugs and used needles, according to the Tustin Police Department.
Cops also found Bubba acting “lethargic,” the agency says.
The terrier mix was handed over to animal control due to possible exposure to drugs.
Since then, a urine sample taken from Bubba came back positive for meth, heroin and nicotine, and police have recommended the district attorney charge West with alleged animal cruelty. Bubba will be turned over to a rescue organization for adoption once he fully recovers from drug addiction, police say.
“This strikes me as pretty horrible,” Tustin Police Lt. Robert Wright told KCBS/KCAL. “This is the first time we’ve ever heard of someone reporting that an animal has been under the influence.”
Well, under the influence of something other than the piss of another dog on bushes, lampposts and building corners; that stuff is like crack to my own Xena the Warrior Princess.