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Alligators, snakes, dogs among numerous animals removed from Mogadore home during drug investigation

A scorpion, geese, turtles, ferrets and ducks were also removed from the home during as authorities executed a search warrant on 2nd Avenue.
Credit: Portage County Sheriff's Office / Facebook
Portage County Sheriff's Office.

MOGADORE, Ohio — Multiple animals were removed from a home in Portage County as authorities were executing a search warrant for alleged drug law violations Tuesday.

During the investigation at the home on 2nd Avenue in Mogadore, authorities called the Portage County Animal Protective League in response to the various animals. Here's what they removed from the residence, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office:

  • One cat
  • One rabbit
  • One scorpion
  • Two alligators
  • Two geese
  • One snapping turtle
  • Three tarantulas
  • Three turtles
  • Four ferrets
  • Five dogs
  • Five snakes
  • Six ducks
  • 300 fish

Pictures of the animals were shared by the Portage County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook:

DRUG UNIT SEARCH WARRANT - MOGADORE On July 5, 2022, the Portage County Sheriffs Office Drug and Violent Crime Unit...

Posted by Portage County Sheriff's Office - Ohio on Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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As a result of the search warrant, the Portage County Sheriff’s Office says investigators also found the following items:

  • Two firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Items commonly used in the distribution of controlled substances
  • Digital scale
  • THC wax
  • Hashish oil

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office is also working with the Portage County Job and Family Services regarding a juvenile child who lives in the residence. The controlled substances will be sent to BCI for further chemical analysis.

“The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges will be presented for future criminal indictments,” according to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office.

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on June 16, 2022.

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