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Police find newborn puppy in pocket of suspected drug dealer during search in prison

By Mason White 4:42 PM October 22, 2014
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A newborn puppy had its first visit to jail in the pocket of a suspected drug dealer.

Police in Lawrence, Massachusetts, had completed a drug bust and took the suspected criminals to jail.

During a search, police recovered the tiny pit bull terrier in one suspect’s pocket. The puppy was taken to a veterinarian for care and was later placed in a foster home.

Alexis Bywater, the puppy’s foster mother, said that she named the puppy Pocket. The puppy is about 3 to 4 weeks old, and was doing well until it had a medical scare.

The puppy was vomiting, dehydrated and lethargic, Dr. Kristina DePaula from Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, who treated the puppy, said.

It is unclear what caused the health problem, but the doctor said that the puppy will be fine.

DePaula said that a young puppy should be with its mother so it can still breastfeed and get motherly attention.