Stolen dog found during drug raid

Dog stolen years ago found during recent drug bust

A dog stolen from his Massillon, Ohio, home in 2016 was recently discovered during a drug raid. The incredible discovery was made after a month-long crystal methamphetamine trafficking investigation led officials to a house in Beach City.

The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office alerted Facebook followers to the good news on Friday:

Our office got to be part of and experience an unexpected joy today as we learned that an English Bull dog that was located in the home that was raided was reported stolen in 2016. Today, the Detective bureau and the Tuscarawas County Dog Warden got the pleasure of returning this beautiful dog to its rightful owner from Massillon. The dog was taken in 2016. Most people love dogs and we do too….our office is happy to be part of the reunion with the owner!

Sheriff Orvis Campbell

According to the sheriff’s department, more than just a stolen dog was recovered at the residence – the authorities also found:

Suspected Drugs (including suspected Methamphetamine, pills and an unknown white powder), drug paraphernalia, several thousand dollars in cash, guns, a power washer(believed to be stolen), Stolen Hisun Side by side all terrain vehicle, stolen large black trailer (serial number ground off), Stolen car dolly, stolen gray utility trailer, Stolen Red Honda All Terrain side by side vehicle, Stolen Green Polaris Four Wheeler, Stolen Yellow Can am side by side All-terrain Vehicle, stolen Polaris Sportsman 850 ATV. Also seized were chemicals commonly used in the making of Methamphetamine.

Busted

The Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect who was arrested:

Arrested, and the primary target of the Narcotics investigation was:
​Anthony Raunikar, DOB: 5-11-1981 of that address
​Raunikar was placed in the Tuscarawas County Jail with official charges forthcoming. Raunikar was on parole and was wearing a holster at the time of his arrest. The weapon believed to have been in the holster just before the raid was also located. The Ohio Adult Parole Authority is also expected to place a holder on Raunikar for being in possession of a weapon while on parole/probation.

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