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More than 130 dogs uncovered during a drug bust at a K9 training facility

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Several people were arrested at a canine training facility in Fayette County.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office reports deputies conducted a narcotics bust at the Tuscaloosa K9 Training Academy in the Boley Springs area of Fayette County. That's located near the Tuscaloosa County line.

A total of 4 suspects were arrested Wednesday: Charles Vance, 56, of Fayette, Heather Litz, 35, of Berry, Bryan McQueen, 40 of Owensville, Mo., and Nancy Vance, 56, of St. Louis, Mo.  They were all charged with first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree marijuana possession. Additional charges are expected.

During the bust, more than 130 dogs were uncovered. Many other types of animals were also found living on the property. Deputies and humane society workers are at the location Thursday, working on details of caring for the animals left at the facility.

Many of the dogs found on the property were placed their for training by their owner. Richard White with the drug task force investigating this case says they're not ready to release the animals to their owners just yet. White advises anyone who has their dogs at the training academy to go ahead and get their paperwork ready.

"We're not going to release the dogs to just anybody. They're going to have to show something that we can pair them up with their dog," said White.

If you have a dog at the Tuscaloosa K9 Training Academy, you can call the Fayette County Sheriff's office at 205-932-3205.

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