Man Pleads Not Guilty To Drug, Animal Abuse Charges

A Pulaski County man entered a not guilty plea Wednesday morning after being arrested on drug charges and accused of keeping dogs in filthy conditions.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department says they got a search warrant for a home on Add Floyd Road in Somerset after a report of drug trafficking and animal abuse.

Deputies say they went into Ricky Bell's home early Tuesday morning. They say they found and seized methamphetamine, marijuana, and other illegal narcotics.

Deputies say they also found twenty five dogs and two cats at the home that were malnourished and in very poor health. They say the home was filthy, with urine and feces covering most living spaces.

The Pulaski County Animal Shelter was called in to remove the animals from the home.

45-year-old Ricky L Bell was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and twenty five counts of cruelty to animals 2nd degree. He is being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center.


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  • by donny Location: ky on Apr 3, 2008 at 02:47 PM
    hmmm is this Charles Manson? looks like him.i could never starve my dog. my dog feels like my kid to me.well took care off..
  • by Disgusted!!! Location: Pikeville on Apr 2, 2008 at 07:27 PM
    I find him completely disgusting and this is a waste of time for him plea not guilty. He is only prolonging the situation. He should just plea guilty and get it over with.
  • by unknown on Apr 2, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    He needs to be left in jail for the animal cruelty. How could he plead not guilty after being so mean to those animals. He needs to be treated the same way!!!
  • by Casey Location: Lex on Apr 2, 2008 at 09:00 AM
    Not guilty???? What a piece of trash. I think this is a prime example of a case where the punishment should fit the crime. Lock him up with no food and make him live on top of layers of his own waste so he will know what those poor animals went through. Anyone who treats a poor, innocent animal this way has no heart, no love and no respect for anything and has no place in society. Just a waste of skin and tax payer's money.
  • by scared of him Location: pikeville on Apr 1, 2008 at 06:46 PM
    Yikes, typical druggie, redneck, and possibly goverment aid recipient.
  • by me Location: london on Apr 1, 2008 at 04:56 PM
    he looks like a drug head.people needs to be staved,i am a animal lover, i said before and i will keep saying people can help there self,but the animals can't.i have no repect for trashy people.i wish they catch all the drug people,i know they are to many out there.but the more they catch the better off we will be. why on earth does people want to get on that stuff any way.to have people in same house with that junk,is awful, but the pets can smell that junk to. my pets are will took care of.my pets are better off than a lot of people, JAIL ALL THE DRUG PEOPLE
  • by terri Location: perry co on Apr 1, 2008 at 02:29 PM
    same story different day!!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Ky on Apr 1, 2008 at 01:39 PM
    Here we go again!!!!!!!!
  • by judy on Apr 1, 2008 at 01:27 PM
    people that treat animals that way. should be treated the same! he needs to be starved!(if our laws don't get stronger against these drug sellin-makin trashy people this is just going t keep happening.
  • by tyler Location: somerset on Apr 1, 2008 at 09:41 AM
    i just think it is awful me being a kid who loves animals

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