- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

JEFFERSON, Ga. (AP) - A Jackson County man has been charged after authorities say his dog tested positive for methamphetamine.

Authorities told media outlets on Thursday that Marty Rogers faces several charges, including cruelty to animals.

The sheriff’s department says 47-year-old Rogers took his small terrier-mix dog named Little Guy to a veterinary clinic in Hoschton on Aug. 17, where veterinarians discovered meth in the dog’s system. Veterinarians at the clinic say the dog was extremely nervous, panting and pacing.

Sheriff’s Capt. Rich Lott says deputies worked with the county’s animal control to obtain a warrant charging Rogers. Lott says when officers went to serve the arrest warrant, they were able to search Rogers’ home and found a quantity of the drug.

Lott says the dog was taken away by animal control officers.

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