- On Monday authorities in Alabama found methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, body armour, and a trained “attack squirrel” during a search.
- In connection to their findings, they have arrested one man, but another, squirrel owner Mickey Paulk, remains wanted.
- Authorities searched Paulk’s apartment after receiving a tip that he had an “attack squirrel” which he fed meth so it would be “aggressive.”
- Authorities say there is no safe way to test the animal for meth.
- At the recommendation of the Alabama Game and Fish Division of the Department of Conservation, the animal was released into the wild.
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On Monday, authorities searched an Athens, Alabama, home and found methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, body armour, and a trained “attack squirrel,” according to a news release from the Limestone County Sheriff’s office.
In connection to their findings, they have arrested one man, 37-year-old Ronnie Reynolds.
Reynolds was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and loitering at a known drug house. He was later released from the Limestone County Jail on $US4000 bond.
Mickey Paulk, 35, remains wanted for possession of a controlled substance, certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Authorities obtained a warrant to search Paulk’s apartment after receiving a tip that he had an “attack squirrel” which he fed meth so it would be “aggressive,” according to the news release.
Authorities arrived at his home around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, at which point they found Reynolds was inside the apartment. Paulk was not home at the time.
In addition to the squirrel, which was in a cage, investigators found meth, drug paraphernalia, body armour, ammunition.
It’s unclear if the claims that Paulk was feeding the squirrel meth were correct.
“There was no safe way to test the squirrel for meth,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release.
An Animal Control deputy later arrived at the scene, as did representatives from the Alabama Game and Fish Division of the Department of Conservation. The squirrel was released into the wild at their recommendation.
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