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Mass. Man Charged after Pitbull Heroin Overdose

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police have charged a Massachusetts man with animal cruelty after his pitbull apparently died from a heroin overdose and was found sliced open.

John “Jack” Dugan was arrested Wednesday after his pitbull, Xena, was found completely disemboweled. Her entrails were found in a duffle bag in a Dumpster.

The Gloucester Times and WFXT-TV reported that the dog apparently swallowed unpackaged heroin Dugan said he had left on a counter in his home, as well as a sealed bag of heroin. Police said they believe Dugan cut the pitbull open to retrieve the sealed bag.

Police say Dugan told them the dog ate the heroin, but claimed he had to gut her because she became bloated and he needed to fit her into the bag. A message seeking comment was left with his attorney. He’s being held on $20,000 bail.


  • Mick

    Give him a ride in the State Police helicopter and push him out the door. Oh no, he fell out, captain.

  • shawnm

    It’s funny how a certain group of people get more upset over the death of dog than of a human being.

  • shawnm

    How do you know so much Mr. Morales about drug mules? Experience, tv, fam etc. Please tell.

  • shawnm

    Mr. Morales has a long history of pretending to know ALOT about these types of crimes is all. Maybe you Ms. Ewing has acted as a mule before using your horse.Maybe people who are most likely PETA members should worry about people as much as you worry about animals. Go play with your little pony that your daddy bought you. Finally look who is selling, murdering & dealin drugs for the most part in w.mass. FACT!

  • shawnm

    Truth hurts Ms. Ewing. Go back to proof reading the articles then go play with the pony.What makes one look foolish is not acknowleding facts. There is a PETA rally tonite in Northampton. Shall I save you a spot or would rather come with me & help PEOPLE at a shelter. Limo lib.

  • shawnm

    Ego not at all damaged. Facts hurt limo lib PETA members like yourself. People like yourself need more compassion toward humans than animals. My post was for Mr. Morales not you before you injected your comments. With all you emphasize on grammar Im sure you helping the ponies learn to read. Ponies are people too I guess.

  • shawnm

    By the way since your a psychologist, grammarologist as well as a PETA member whats you diagnosis. No response to helping at the shelter? Of course that involves people not ponies.

  • shawnm

    Nothing? Thought so. Truth hurts.

  • shawnm

    Emmie aka the limo lib aka pony activist aka the grammarologist aka PETA member aka psychologist. Paging Dr. Ewing, Paging Dr. Emmie Ewing. “Im feeding my pony oats, then I have PETA meeting, then I have to correct all these papers & finally I have write a disertation on drug mules. Im booked!”

  • shawnm

    Dr. Emmie Ewing sorry I meant: “I have to write a dissertation on drug mules later if my PETA meeting doesnt run late. Sorry!”