BERNIE, MO (KFVS) - A Dexter man is in custody after police say he taped his dog's mouth shut.
Bernie police went to 406 Bowman Street after animal abuse was reported.
Sidney Williams, 47, was arrested after officials saw harm done to the dog.
During the arrest, police also discovered methamphetamine and hydrocodone.
Williams was charged through the Stoddard County Prosecutors Office with possession of a controlled Substance.
He was transported to the Bernie Police Department and a bond was set at $20,000 cash only.