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Monday, December 19, 2005

Drug Dealer Suing Police Dog Involved In Bust

December 19, 2005 11:00 a.m. EST

Ayinde O. Chase - All Headline News Staff Writer

Athens, Ohio - A convicted drug dealer has filed a lawsuit against the search of his business, that turned up more than 50 lbs of marijuana. Now the dealer is suing the dog involved in the bust.Andi, a dog used by the Athens County Sheriff's Department, is listed as one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed by Wayne Francis Green, 46, on Nov. 18.Green, who is representing himself, alleges that a search of his furniture business in 2003 was illegal. During the raid police made a discovery of 50 pounds of marijuana.

Last month in criminal proceedings, Green was found guilty and convicted of possession and trafficking of the cannabis.

Green is seeking $450,000 in damages, and also has filed against police investigators, Athens County Sheriff Vern Castle and even the trial judge.Andi the German shepherd has been informed of the pending litigation so to speak. Court documents show his paw print indicating he had been formally served.


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