Thursday, April 17th6.3°C
21104
20874

Mr. Teeth, the marijuana gator guard

Authorities in California say an alligator named "Mr. Teeth" that was apparently protecting a stash of marijuana has been taken to Oakland Zoo.

When Alameda County Sheriff's investigators entered 32-year-old Assif Mayar's home on Wednesday afternoon for a probation check, they found not only 34 pounds of marijuana valued at an estimated $100,000 but also a five-foot gator inside a tank in a bedroom.

Sgt. J.D. Nelson says Mr. Teeth was likely used to deter marijuana thieves.

Mayar told investigators he got the gator to commemorate rapper Tupac Shakur's 1996 death.

He was arrested and in jail on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale.

Officials say Mr. Teeth is very sick and being treated at the zoo's veterinary hospital.

The Canadian Press


Read more World News

21606


Recent Trending



19691

20036

20570


21370



World Quick Links World Discussion Forum
United Nations
World Health Organization
UNESCO
World Trade Organization
NATO
European Union
The Commonwealth
Francophonie
Olympics
Google Earth


Member of BC Press Council


20871