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Postal employee arrested on animal cruelty charges

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Derrick Harris was arrested by Pleasant Grove police on Wednesday. He faces 19 counts of animal cruelty and two felony drug charges. Derrick Harris was arrested by Pleasant Grove police on Wednesday. He faces 19 counts of animal cruelty and two felony drug charges.
Derrick Harris. Source: WBRC video Derrick Harris. Source: WBRC video
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

A Pleasant Grove man has been arrested on 19 charges of animal cruelty in relation to the seizure of 20 pit bull mixes from his home.

Derrick Harris, 37, was arrested by Pleasant Grove police at his place of employment, the Bessemer Post Office, Wednesday afternoon. Police say they arrested him at his workplace because he was not showing up at his home in Pleasant Grove.

Harris faces 19 misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty in addition to two felony charges for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A total of 20 pit bull mixes were seized from Harris' home on May 29 by the Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control and Greater Birmingham Humane Society. The Pleasant Grove police chief said the dogs were in bad condition, chained up and many unable to reach their food and water. The dogs were taken into the BJC and GBHS for medical care.

Harris was booked into the Pleasant Grove Jail and is being transferred to the Jefferson County Jail. His total bond has not yet been set.

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