A Frankfort man has been indicted for cultivating marijuana and cruelty to animals after police found a dog chained on his property with a collar embedded in its skin, a prosecutor says.
Timothy Perkins, 23, of 4585 Flat Creek Road, was charged after Kentucky State Police discovered a beagle mix acting lethargic while they were searching for a person on an unrelated matter on June 14, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said.
The chain was embedded in the dog’s neck, causing an open wound, Cleveland said.
“They had to use bolt cutters to cut the chain off the dog and then pulled the chain out of the dogs skin,” Cleveland said.
A county animal control officer confiscated the dog, Cleveland said.
Before noticing the dog, police found starter marijuana plants in a plastic tray, Cleveland said.
“They started looking further and observed more marijuana plants growing next to a propane tank,” he said.
Police found 52 plants, Cleveland said.