NEW BALTIMORE (WWJ/AP) – Police conducting a drug raid at a Detroit-area home found the remains of several dogs wrapped in plastic in a kitchen freezer alongside frozen food.
Investigators were looking into suspected illegal and prescription drug sales at the home on Main Street near Ruedisale Street in New Baltimore.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Impacting Health & Well-Being Across Metro Region
Police executed a search warrant Tuesday and discovered the dead dogs as well as evidence of a commercial breeding or puppy mill operation.
New Baltimore Police Chief Tim Wiley told The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens police aren’t sure why the dogs were in the freezer, but it has them “quite concerned.”
“It was very disturbing to see these dead animals right alongside food items in the freezer,” Wiley said.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department To Host Drive-Up Candy Stations On Oct. 31 At All Precincts
A necropsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of the dogs’ death.
Macomb County Animal Control officials returned to the home Wednesday and reportedly discovered 11 live dogs, a python snake, a mouse and a pit bull.
Margaret Carp, who lives at the house, is facing numerous charges.MORE NEWS: Metro Detroit Woman Files Lawsuit Against Walmart, Says Discriminated Against By Managers
TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.