Pet reptile found guarding pot stash later dies at zoo

Associated Press Published: January 11, 2013
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RIP Mr. Teeth.

Authorities in Northern California made an unusual discovery during a routine probation check: An alligator-like reptile named "Mr. Teeth," who was apparently protecting a stash of marijuana.



The reptile's owner, Assif Mayar, was arrested that day and later charged with one count of possessing marijuana for sale.

Officials at the Oakland Zoo said Mr. Teeth died Wednesday, a day after it was seized by county animal control officers. It had been sick when it arrived.

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