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Man Arrested On Animal Cruelty, Pot Charges In Springfield

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Calhoun County Sheriff’s Deputies responding to a medical call ended up finding possible criminal activity.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says that on Sunday, April 2, deputies responded to a report of a woman having medical issues on Lafayette St. in Springfield. While deputies were assisting medical personnel, they found evidence of possible animal cruelty and marijuana.

A search warrant was obtained, and inside the residence several marijuana plants were seized for non-compliance with medical marijuana laws. Deputies also found 5 pit bull dogs and seized them as well.

A 31-year-old Springfield man was arrested in connection to these violations and lodged at the Calhoun County Jail; the investigation is ongoing.

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