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A Tannersville man has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty, as well as drug charges, after his dog tested positive for meth, according to Pocono Township Police Department.

On Feb. 20, the Monroe County Animal Cruelty officer was contacted by Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital in reference to a Bernese mountain dog owned by Marcus Myers, 41, that was dropped off and was foaming at the mouth, thirsty and smelled like cooked methamphetamine, police said.

The secretary of the office said the dog was agitated and anxious, police say, and Myers told the secretary that the dog had “got into something” in a garage/construction area and possibly got into antifreeze or Percocet.

While in the care of vets, the dog’s urine was tested. The tests came back positive for methamphetamine, police said.

The veterinarian asked Myers if the dog had been exposed to meth in the house or garage area, and Myers responded “it could have been either,” police said.

The vets had called the animal cruelty officer once the dog was picked up by Myers’ girlfriend around 9 p.m., police said. The veterinarian told Myers the dog would have to stay the night, police said, but he didn’t want it to stay overnight.

The next day, police searched his home after receiving a search warrant. During the search, Myers asked to put on a pair of pants, police said, and when asked if there was anything in the pants that would harm the officer, Myers said “there might be.”

Police searched the pants and found 3.6 grams of methamphetamine, and Myers admitted to police that he was a user, but did not want to tell police where he bought it from, police say.

Myers was arrested and arraigned in front of District Judge Thomas Olsen and was released on $50,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents. He was also charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

His next scheduled court appearance on May 28, according to court papers.

Myers could not be reached by phone because the voicemail was full, and he did not respond to an email for comment.

http://www.poconorecord.com/article/20150513/NEWS/150519763/101099/NEWS

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