A man with at least one previous arrest on dog fighting counts was jailed again Thursday after an officer followed the stench of marijuana to the inside of a car, where a wounded dog was found.
Tyrone Dyer, 33, faces counts of dog fighting, third-offense marijuana possession and obstruction of justice, according to a Baton Rouge police report.
Just before 7:50 p.m. Thursday, an officer spotted a man with a suspected alcoholic beverage outside a convenience store getting into a vehicle, the document said. After the vehicle left, the driver failed to signal a turn, so the officer ordered the vehicle to stop and noticed a “strong, unmistakable” odor of marijuana coming from the automobile, according to the report.
By shining a flashlight inside, the officer saw pieces of marijuana on the floor of the automobile, along with a canine “obviously used in dog fighting” due to its injuries, which were not described in detail in the report.
Dyer, who had been arrested for marijuana possession at least seven times, according to the document, had marijuana hidden inside his anus, the report said. He had been arrested in April after authorities alleged finding 13 pitbulls covered in scars inside his 3810 Uncas St. residence along with “a stockpile of hypodermic needles and injectable canine medicines,” The Advocate reported. That case is pending, according to court records.
Dyer, who was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, has a bond set at $5,000, according to jail records.