Suspected drug dealer arrested; pet alligator seized

(IMPD Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis animal care seized a man’s pet alligator after he was taken into custody for drug possession.

(Provided Photo/Animal Care Services & WISH)
(Provided Photo/Animal Care Services & WISH)

Anthony Sterling, 36, was taken into custody in the 5100 block of Sandy Forge Drive on Thursday.

Officers found 12 grams of heroin, 32 grams of meth and a pet alligator in the home, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The drugs were valued between $5,000 and $6,500. $1,096.50 in cash was also discovered.

Sterling faces preliminary charges of dealing meth, possession of meth, dealing in heroin, possession of heroin and maintaining a common nuisance.