911 call over death threats to a cat leads to alleged drug bust

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CHICKASHA, Okla. - A call to 911 led police to a pair of alleged suspects and a pile of illegal drugs.

Dispatcher: "And what's going on?"

Jeannine Earls: "I need my son removed from my house."

The call for help would eventually land the caller, Jeannine Earls, and her 19-year-old son, Corey, behind bars.

Authorities say the pair started arguing outside their home.

When Corey allegedly threatened to kill the family cat, his mother called police.

Jeannine Earls: "He's threatening to tear up my house and he's already been punching on my door."

Dispatcher: "Okay, I'll have somebody head that way."

Police officers say Corey was drunk and ran into his room to hide.

However, officials say they found a lot more than they expected.

Assistant Chief Elip Moore, with the Chickasha Police Department, said "A subsequent search of the house in [the mom's] room located methamphetamine, a bunch of other paraphernalia items and just other illegal contraband and substances in her room."

Authorities say evidence leads them to believe the mother and son had been doing drugs together.

Police say they brought the arrest on themselves by taking their fight outside.

Moore said, "Obviously, had they been able to manage their own affairs and didn't bring it out into public to create a disturbance, of course, our officers probably wouldn't have responded over to the scene."

Corey told police marijuana found in his room wasn't his and he was just holding it for a friend.

He was arrested for public intoxication and possession of drugs.

Jeannine Earls was also arrested for possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used.

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