A concerned neighbor over malnourished dogs leads deputies to multiple marijuana plants.
"We don't need drugs in this neighborhood. We won't tolerate drugs in this neighborhood and if they wanna do drugs, they can do it somewhere else," says neighbor Randall Donahue.
A quiet street in Mineral Wells turns into the scene of a major drug bust and it all started with a neighbors concern over two malnourished dogs.
"We received a complaint that the dogs had been abandoned for over a week so when we came down we could hear two dogs barking. There was a little camping trailer. We went through it thinking there was maybe somebody lived there, and that's when we found the marijuana," says Dianne Modesitt from the Parkersburg Humane Society.
The Parkersburg Humane Society immediately called the Wood County Sheriff's Office.They say the plants were most likely grown to be sold.
"There was a total of five plants and the total we're putting on it is 2,500 dollars," says Wood County Sheriff Jeff Sandy.
Neighbors say the Jones Street area is a safe part of Mineral Wells and they won't tolerate bad behavior, wether it's drugs or animal cruelty.
"If they treat the dogs the way they do, they need to go to jail," Donahue says.
"There was no food or water in the house that they had access to. They were literally starving to death," Modesitt adds.
Sheriff Sandy says there's currently no one under arrest for these crimes. He says once a suspect is arrested, they'll be charged with animal cruelty and possession with intent to sell five plants of marijuana.
Humane society officials say the dogs will be taken to a Parkersburg vet to be treated.