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Case ID: 18827
Classification: Hoarding
Animal: reptile
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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011

County: Douglas

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: David J. Randall

Authorities said a 30-year-old Nebraska man was arrested after they found an alligator, a snake, a slew of turtles and an elaborate marijuana-growing operation in his home.

The Nebraska Humane Society said its investigators served a search warrant at the home on North 32nd Street in Omaha on Wednesday morning. A tip led authorities to believe the resident - David J. Randall - had an alligator in the house, the humane society said.

Authorities found and seized an American alligator, a rat snake and 33 tortoises and turtles from the home. The Humane Society said the animals were living in filthy conditions and would undergo examinations to determine any medical issues.

Omaha police officers, who assisted in serving the search warrant, said they found an elaborate hydroponic marijuana-growing operation in the home as well. Police said they recovered more than 75 live plants and manufacturing equipment from the residence.

Randall was booked on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana. He was also cited on suspicion of harboring a non-domestic animal and numerous counts of animal cruelty.


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