Deputies investigate after dog brings home bag of marijuana

Photo Courtesy: Jones County Sheriff's Office

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) – Authorities are investigating after they say a family’s dog in Jones County brought home a large bag of marijuana.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that narcotics deputies were dispatched to a home on Saturday.

The homeowner told deputies that his dog came home with a bag that he initially thought was garbage. However, after inspecting the bag, the homeowner found that it contained a leafy substance that smelled like marijuana.

The dog’s name is Miley.

Photo Courtesy: Jones County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy: Jones County Sheriff’s Office

Authorities say they recovered about a pound of marijuana. It is not known where the dog got the bag from.

According to Allyson Knotts with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, the marijuana was valued at $1,000.

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