Rome felon charged with felony animal cruelty along with gun and drug charges after search warrant

According to a Floyd County Police Department and Rome Police Department incident reports, On December 12th, 2023, at 12:21 PM, hours The Rome-Floyd SWAT Team assisted the Rome-Floyd METRO Task Force with a search warrant for felony charges related to Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act 114 Wadsworth Street Northeast, Rome, GA. Derricus Anshone Haselrig, 46, of Rome, was found to be in possession of multiple large bags of crack cocaine packaged for resale, well over three pounds of marijuana, digital scales, packaging materials, a rifle, and two pistols during the execution of a search warrant. An additional search warrant was executed as Haselrig’s business at 300 Calhoun Ave. During the execution of a search warrant, Task Force Agents located two Pit-Bull dogs in a small fenced-in area. Among the two dogs was a tan/brown puppy that appeared to have a large amount of blood on his neck and paws. After looking closer at the dog, they could tell that the dog had a severe laceration on its neck that almost went around the entirety of its head. The dog had blood on both legs, just above the paws, where it appeared that it had tried to rub against its neck due to some kind of discomfort. Seeing that the dog was severely injured, officers advised animal control to be contacted. As officers looked closer, it appeared that the dog had suffered from an “embedded collar,” and the owner had extremely neglected the puppy by allowing the wound to happen, keeping unsanitary conditions for the dog, and not getting the dog the medical help it needed. Haselrig is charged with felony intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana, possession of crack cocaine and marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes, and felony aggravated cruelty to animals.

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