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Pit bull puppies found in Middleborough drug raid

Police who headed to a Middleborough home on a drug raid with the SWAT team never expected to find 17 pit bulls living in deplorable conditions.

17 Pit Bulls, 9 of which are puppies, were discovered during a drug raid in Middleborough. Credit: ASPCA/Metro File Photo Seventeen pit bulls, 9 of which are puppies, were discovered during a drug raid in Middleborough.
Credit: ASPCA, Metro File Photo

Police who headed to a Middleborough home on a drug raid with the SWAT team never expected to find 17 pit bulls living in deplorable conditions.

The puppies “were living in squalor and neglect,” police Lt. Peter J. Andrade told the Brockton Enterpriseof the raid, which also found a large supply of guns, drugs and cash.

“They were stuffed in a little cage,” said Andrade, who added that their water was filthy.

The Animal Rescue League was called in to assist.

John Campbell, 30, of 163 Miller St., who lived in the home with his wife and children, was arrested, and charged withtrafficking OxyContin, trafficking cocaine, five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a large-capacity firearm, possession of a large-capacity feeding device and cruelty to animals, according to the Enterprise.

The discovery of the Middleborough dogs comes just weeks after the case of Puppy Doe, a pit bull who was found badly abused in Quincy and had to be put down.

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