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Barnstable police find dog, marijuana in hot car

April 11, 2013

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Police investigating a dog locked in a 106-degree car without water at Cape Cod Community College also discovered a mason jar full of marijuana in the vehicle.

Peter Giblin of Eastham, the owner of the dog and the car, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty and drug charges.

Police found the golden retriever in the car in a school parking lot on Tuesday afternoon. Although the window was cracked open, the car was in direct sunlight and there was no water inside. An animal control officer measured the vehicle’s interior temperature at 106 degrees.

School officials confirmed that the owner of the vehicle was a student. He returned to his car an hour after the dog was discovered.

Police say they found a mason jar inside containing marijuana packed for resale.

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