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NEW BALTIMORE, Mich. — Police found dead dogs in plastic grocery bags on top of frozen food in a kitchen freezer as they conducted a drug raid at a metro Detroit home this week.

Investigators were looking into suspected illegal prescription drug sales at the New Baltimore house when they found 11 live dogs, three dead ones, a python snake and a mouse on Tuesday, according to New Baltimore Police.

Macomb County Animal Control Chief Jeff Randazzo said he doesn't know why the dead dogs were kept in a freezer. One dead dog also was found in the garage, and it apparently had been there for no more than a few days, he said.

"It was really bizarre behavior," Randazzo said, adding that necropsies of the dogs are planned.

Margaret Carp, 52, who lives at the home, was on bond after her release on a felony charge of maintaining an aggressive animal. A 9-year-old girl was bitten in the face two weeks earlier by Carp's pit bull, requiring up to 100 stitches, Police Chief Tim Wiley said.

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