Search for Unrestrained Dog Leads to Waterloo Drug Arrest

WATERLOO, Ind. (WOWO): A Waterloo Man was arrested after officers found an unrestrained pit bull and drugs inside his apartment.

According to a press release, an officer was called to Knoll Creek Apartments in Waterloo to investigate reports of an unrestrained dog. When the officer went inside the apartment, there was the strong odor of marijuana from the apartment of the alleged dog owner.

The apartment was rented by a female and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Alexander Belcher (pictured).

Inside the apartment was the couple's three children, ages 1, 4, and 16. Officers also found 1/4 pound of marijuana, a scale, and other substances that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Belcher was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of meth, both level 6 felonies. He's being held at the DeKalb County Jail without bond.

Child Protective Services were also called to conduct an investigation into the care of the minor children.