Jackson County man charged with cruelty after pet dog eats meth

A Jackson County man was recently arrested after a veterinarian determined that his pet dog had ingested the drug methamphetamine, authorities said Wednesday.

Marty Allen Rogers took his small terrier-mix dog named Little Guy to a veterinary clinic in Hoschton on Aug. 17, according to a sheriff’s report.

“It was sick and he took it to see if they could tell him what was wrong with it,” Jackson County sheriff’s Capt. Rich Lott said.

The dog was extremely nervous and was constantly pacing and panting, according to the report. The veterinarian did some tests and it showed the dog tested positive for meth.

Working with the Jackson County Animal Control, deputies obtained a warrant charging Rogers, 47, of Talmo, with cruelty to animals, Lott said.

Rogers also had a 4th Amendment waiver against him, which allows officers to search his home at any time, Lott said.

“When we went to serve the arrest warrant, we were able to search his residence and we found another quantity of meth along with a stolen motorcycle out of South Carolina,” he said.

Rogers was additionally charged with possession of meth and theft by receiving stolen property.

Animal control took possession of Little Guy, Lott said.