Cincinnati Police tell Local 12 they found bags of marijuana inside the apartment where a 40-year-old Avondale man was mauled to death early Wednesday morning by his own dog.
It happened around 2 a.m. in the 3400 block of Cleveland Court.
Investigators tell Local 12 that 40 year old Ronnel Brown called 9-1-1 himself. He told dispatchers that he had been attacked by his 80 pound American bulldog and he believed he was going to pass out. When paramedics arrived, they could not enter the apartment because the dog was "berserk, out-of-control," according to Harold Dates of the SPCA.
Police officers were called and they were forced to shoot the dog six times before it died. Paramedics found Brown inside the apartment, dead.
Officers say the dog was a trained security dog. According to reports, Brown had bite marks up and down his arms.
Officials with the SPCA tell Local 12 there were also two puppies in the apartment-a male and a female-which are now in the care of the SPCA. And they found bags of marijuana in the apartment.