LANCASTER – A 21-year-old suspected drug dealer was arrested for animal cruelty last week after deputies raided the man’s east Lancaster home and found a bleeding pitbull in a bathroom shower stall with its hind legs bound together, authorities said.
Carlos Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, and hydrocodone for sales, cruelty to animal, and possession of counterfeit money, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff Station. Read it below:
After a lengthy investigation, Sheriff’s deputies with the Lancaster TOP/CORE Teams served a search warrant [on Oct. 16] during the early morning at a residence on the 44000 block of 3rd Street East in the city of Lancaster.
In the residence they contacted the sole occupant of the home, suspect Carlos Gonzalez.
Deputies also discovered a significant amount of packaged marijuana, methamphetamine, and a substantial number of hydrocodone pills.
Deputies also located an adult Pit-bull breed dog in a bathroom shower stall with both of its hind legs bound together. The animal apparently had been left in the shower stall since the prior day and sustained several small abrasions and lacerations.
Los Angeles County Animal Control took custody of the animal to house it, pending treatment from a veterinarian.
Suspect Gonzalez was booked at Lancaster Station Jail for possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, and hydrocodone for sales, cruelty to animal, and possession of counterfeit money. Suspect Gonzalez was being held on $20,000 bail.