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Gloucester man charged with disemboweling dog to retrieve heroin

A Gloucester man is facing animal cruelty charges after disemboweling his dog in an attempt to retrieve a large quantity of heroin it had consumed, police said.

John Dugan, 26, was arrested Thursday after police investigated the death of a female pit bull whose carcass was found earlier in the week dumped behind an industrial building near Route 128, police said in a report.

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