The Smoking Gun- A Georgia man is facing several criminal charges after his dog tested positive for methamphetamine, police report.
According to cops, Marty Allen Rogers, 47, last week brought his terrier mix to an animal hospital for treatment. The dog, named “Little Guy,” was “extremely nervous and constantly paces and panting and restless,”veterinarian Kevin Chapman told investigators.
Chapman told police that “Little Guy” subsequently “tested positive for Methamphetamine.”Investigators believe that the dog--which was turned over to an animal control officer--ingested the drug at Rogers’s residence in Talmo, a town about 30 miles from Athens.
Rogers, pictured above, was initially charged with cruelty to animals. But when cops went to his home to serve an arrest warrant, they discovered meth and a stolen motorcycle at the residence. As a result, he was hit with narcotics possession and theft by receiving stolen property counts.
“Little Guy,” who has recovered from the meth exposure, is in an animal shelter and will soon be placed up for adoption.
Rogers, who is not in jail, was arrested last year after he was pulled over for reckless driving. A search of the vehicle turned up meth and a handgun. Rogers was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during a crime, and reckless driving.
Okay, so first of all, fuck the toxicology report. The veterinarian should have called the cops when this dude introduced his dog as 'Little Guy'. There's no surer sign of a man that has no time for anything else other than drug use than a dog whose name is basically a pronoun.
Here's the thing, we have all been in a similar position to this dude, and I say that under the assumption that you guys aren't meth heads either. Everyone has experienced a point in their drinking career where they were the sober one. Whether that was because you were the designated driver (Ha! Yeah right), or you had something important to do in the morning (more likely), or you implemented some self imposed drinking sabbatical to prove to yourself that you weren't a complete alcoholic (most likely). There was a point where you witnessed all your friends behaving like buffoons and said, "is that what I look like?!?". I think I speak for everyone when I say that it's a real game changer. Really makes you think about whether you should have that last shot, even though the next time you're in that situation you inevitably will anyway, it still makes you question whether you should. Well, meth heads rarely get that chance. If you're a meth addict I have a hard time believing you have ever been around someone else that was high on meth when you weren't high on meth. That means you have no idea how the drug makes you act. If you needed evidence, Marty Allen Rogers just provided you with it. He was so clueless towards the habits of a meth abuser that he saw his dog acting like one and instantly rushed him to the vet. You know how strange a dog has to be acting for you not to just play it off as "a dog being a dog"? If that lack of awareness doesn't change his view on substance abuse than nothing will.
Now, I don't advocate potentially risking your dog's heath by leaving loose drugs around the house, but now that 'Little Guy' has recovered, I think we can admit that there were some positives to come out of this story. First of all, Marty's dog just learned not to slurp up the crystals that are undoubtedly scattered around the floor of the house. Second of all, Marty learned that he looks like an asshole when he's high. That's what I call a win-win! Maybe, just maybe, this gives him some perspective on how much he's fucking up this whole life thing. There's about a 9,000% it doesn't, but hey, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. I doubt Marty graduated form the D.A.R.E. program. Sometimes the next best way to learn that drugs are bad is to get an animal really fucked up and try to interact with it. Especially if that animal is a dog that has unquestionably eaten far worse shit than a helping or two of methamphetamines.