Dog tests positive for meth, heroin

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Bubba tested positive for meth and heroin. Once he recovers Orange County Animal Care will put him up for adoption. (Photo: CBS Los Angeles/Twitter)

A California man was arrested and his dog tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin, police said.

Police found the dog named Bubba in a hotel room amid used needles and narcotics as they served Joshua West, 40, an arrest warrant March 22, according to

Workers with Orange County Animal Care immediately noticed Bubba, a terrier mix, was acting “lethargic,” according to

“This strikes me as pretty horrible,” Tustin police Lt. Robert Wright told “This is the first time we’ve ever heard of someone reporting that an animal has been under the influence.”

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Workers conducted a urine test on the dog which he tested positive for meth and heroin.

West was arrested and charged with illegal drug possession. Tustin police also asked the Orange County district attorney to pursue animal cruelty charges, according to KSBW.


Once Bubba recovers, the animal rescue group will put him up for adoption, according to KSBW.