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Sheriff's office finds live gator guarding pot stash
CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Police conducting a probation check in Castro Valley Tuesday found a lot of marijuana and a live alligator guarding it all.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office was conducting the check at a home in the 19000 block of Mount Jasper Drive when they discovered 34 pounds of processed marijuana in a bedroom.
A 5-foot alligator was in a nearby tank, serving as a deterrent to any possible thieves.
Police say the alligator, named "Mr. Teeth," was acquired by the suspect, 32-year-old Assif Mayar, in 1996 to commemorate the death of rapper Tupac Shakur.
Mayar was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Mr. Teeth is now at the Oakland Zoo.
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