Thursday, March 19, 2009
Council Bluffs, IA - Two people are in custody and a pit bull is dead after a drug raid in Council Bluffs. Authorities say they arrested Rufus Jones and Lora Hohertz after a narcotics task force searched their home. Police say they found about 56 grams of meth, $8,500 in cash, numerous electronics items and an all-terrain vehicle reported stolen in Central City, Nebraska in the search. During the raid, officers shot a pit bull to death, which they say attacked the officers.
Since enacting a pit bull ban in 2005, Council Bluffs has seen a dramatic drop in the number of violent pit bull attacks.
09/14/08: Pit Bull Bans Work: Council Bluffs, Iowa
07/21/08: Continuous Crime Wave: Pit Bull Owners and Their Dogs
07/17/08: Comment: The Characterization of a Pit Bull Owner
06/26/08: After Ban in 2005, Council Bluffs Sees Fall In Pit Bull Attacks
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| 3/20/2009 5:34 AM |
From another article:
Council Bluffs Police Sergeant Robert Christensen says an on-going investigation into activities at the Council Bluffs home led to the arrest of 40-year old Rufus Jones and 38-year old Lora Hohertz. A third person in the home was not charged. He says they got enough information to get a search warrant. Christensen says the information said there was a large amount of cash and weapons, but they never found weapons
They didn't need weapons..they had pit bulls! An effective method of skirting mandatory federal sentencing guidlines for having weapons while producing drugs!