DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - An agent with the Hancock County Narcotics Task Force was bitten by a pit bull during a meth bust at a home in Diamondhead Tuesday. The agent stopped the attack when he shot and killed the dog.
It happened around 10:30am when agents executed a search warrant at 9823 Ana Hulu Street. It was the culmination of a two-month investigation into possible manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine at the home.
Agents were making their way through the house, searching for suspects, when a large pit bull terrier charged from the rear bedroom toward the officers. The lead entry team agent first tried to stop the dog using pepper spray, but the animal jumped and latched onto the left hand of the agent and began dragging him to the floor. That's when the agent shot one round into the dog.
No one was in the home at the time of the search, but agents found plenty of evidence. According to agents, they recovered two active meth labs, substantial quantities of precursor chemicals and methamphetamine oil, manufacturing equipment, packaging and distribution items, and very large quantities of hazardous waste generated by the illicit methamphetamine manufacturing operation. Also recovered were items of usage paraphernalia and small quantities of other illegal narcotics. All hazardous materials were safely processed and removed from the scene.
Jacob Dodd, 33, of Diamondhead, was later arrested and charged with Manufacturing Controlled Substance, Generation of Hazardous Waste, and Possession of Controlled Substance. The investigation is ongoing and further arrests are likely.
The dog that died at the scene is being tested for any diseases that may pose a health risk to the agent who was attacked. The agent was treated and released from Hancock Medical Center for significant injuries to his hand and arm.