Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Pipe-hittin' exotic animals

While the alligator/crack cocaine nexus is a well-established fact in the field of narcozoology, and there appear to be multiple links between drug use and ownership of exotic pets, this author has not yet established a strong link between methamphetamine use and any specific animal. Until now.

Sheriff's Police in Riverside County, California, were startled by a coatimundi while searching a home for drugs. According to this story, 29 year old Norman James Vollan purchased the creature for $1,000 and brought it from Texas to Nevada, where he lived at the time. Eventually the duo rolled west and settled in Riverside County. After the search was completed, Vollan was charged with possession of methamphetamine and child pornography.

Forget the iconic cowboy, the rugged pioneer families, trappers and ranchers. This is the new American West: rootless perverted dope fiends and their freak pets shambling westward, waiting to meet The Man.

1 comment:

Johnny Yen said...

You've firmly established the the crack-crazed fiend/reptile connection. Is this evidence of a methhead/exotic mammal connection?

Will Coatimundi possession be probable cause for a meth search?