Norristown, Pa. Raid Nets Drugs, Gun, Plus 2 Alligators and Other ‘Pets’

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A Norristown man who prosecutors say has an extensive criminal history is under arrest on charges that include drug trafficking, forgery, and theft.

Detectives say they uncovered some unusual animals when they executed a search warrant at the man’s apartment.

After police executed the search warrant this morning on Corson Street in Norristown, they arrested 36-year-old Izek Tuggle.  Inside the apartment they found two alligators, a pit bull, and a scorpion they say Tuggle used to intimidate potential drug customers.

Montgomery County first assistant DA Kevin Steele says police also found a loaded nine-millimeter handgun.

“And it is a bit surprising to find, along with a gun, alligators, scorpion, pit bull — a number of things that this drug dealer was using to protect his illicit business,” he said today.

And Steele says Tuggle had a business on the side, cleaning doctors’ offices in the area.  He says Tuggle would steal prescription pads, then forge the doctor’s signature to get drugs like Percocet from area pharmacies.

Police also believe marijuana was being grown inside the apartment.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  1. Wise One says:

    These violent qnd dangerous armed thugs are destroying any hope of quality of life in most cities and towns across America. They should be convicted and deported for life to cut down on their incessant breeding.

  2. ANOTHER PRODUCT OF SISTA ARLENE ? says:

    I THINK THIS DUDE IS A GRADUATING MEMBER OF THE “PROMISE ACADEMY”
    IM ALMOST SURE OF THAT.

    A MAN OF MANY TALENTS AS THIS DUDE, WOW. THE PRES OBAMA SHOULD
    HAVE HIM ON ONE OF HIS CABINETS.

  3. good times says:

    Dude, I was at his crib and he had me sit on the couch while he got me stuff…Out comes a pitbull with an alligator on his back balancing a scorpion on his nose…I freaked out, then the pitbull barked and off came the gator and the scorpion..they all stared at me for a minute and I yelled to Izek, “yo, man…what’s up with this…your pitbull, gator and scorpion, are they cool…he said yeah from the back room, weighing my stuff, yeah, they cool…so I rolled up a dub and smoked it with the pitbull and scopion, the gator did a line off the table and turned on TV and Izek returned and said, you gotz to go, jeopardy is on….I’ll miss u Izek

    1. Cole Cain says:

      Oh snap, I thought I was seeing stuff….did the pitbull try to bum a cig off you too?
      The gator is not very nice when he is using

  4. kevin says:

    This isnt news. This is actually a slow day in Norristown.

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