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Overdose of dog leads to drug bust


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A dog has fully recovered after it overdosed on heroin last week.

North Ridgeville police were called May 23 for a welfare check at a home on Manning Circle for a woman whose family told police she was using drugs. According to police Capt. Marti Garrow, when officers arrived, officers smelled “raw marijuana” from the outside of the house.

Officers left the house after talking to three people.

Later, Garrow said police received a call from Northview Animal Clinic on Center Ridge Road about a Yorkshire terrier that had overdosed on heroin and was revived with an IV of the anti-overdose drug naloxone. Northview’s lab work confirmed it was a heroin overdose, Garrow said.

Police saw that the dog was registered to a person living at the Manning Circle home and went back to the address with a search warrant. Inside, Garrow said police found “a very large grow operation” with more than 40 marijuana plants and dried marijuana “throughout the house.”

“All that was seized, and charges will be pending,” Garrow said.

Police redacted the names and addresses of the individuals involved on the police report because charges have not been filed.

Garrow said the charges will focus on the growing operation and should be filed next week.

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