A dog led to the arrest of two York residents Sunday after they called police about an argument over a makeup bag and a pet handed over the evidence.
Robert Puckett, 49, and Melissa Baucom, 27, were arrested for possession of meth and other drugs, records show.
Puckett called the police for assistance in an argument over a make-up bag, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.
Baucom, who said she had been staying at Puckett’s house, said he stole her make-up bag and refused to give it back, a report says.
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As the officers were in the yard, Puckett’s dog walked out of the house holding a clear glass pipe in its mouth and set the pipe down in the yard, the report says.
Puckett asked Baucom if she put the pipe in the yard, but officers told Puckett they saw the dog bring it out, the report says.
One of the officers left to obtain a search warrant for Puckett’s house. Another officer noticed Baucom had a small clear bag with a white crystallized substance in her hand.
After the house was searched, officers found meth and a marijuana cigarette, as well as one dose of Lyrica and one dose of Suboxone, the report says.
Puckett was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.
Baucom was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of Lyrica and possession of Suboxone.