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.

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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.

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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.

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