Pit Bull Killed
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.
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