An Alabama man who has denied allegations that he fed meth to an attack squirrel named Deeznuts, at his home will be facing additional charges thus delaying his trial.
Mickey Joel Paulk, 39, was scheduled to appear in court next week to face charges of possession of a wild animal, stolen property, and possession of a weapon by a felon after his initial arrest in June 2019.
The animal charges stem from a raid on Paulk’s home where deputies found an “attack squirrel” living in the Alabama apartment.
Officials released the animal into the wild, under the recommendation of Alabama’s Department of Conservation.
“There was no safe way to test the squirrel for meth,” the sheriff’s office said.
Paulk, the squirrel’s alleged caretaker was not home during the raid, however, Ronnie Reynolds was there and was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and loitering at a known drug house
Paulk was arrested following a manhunt and will now appear in court on Feb. 28, court documents show.