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Man arrested for stealing 9 pitbull puppies, 8 still missing and in danger

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 11:18:25-04

A man was arrested after stealing nine pitbull puppies from their home in Washington County, according to the sheriff's office. 

Deputies say the one-month-old puppies were stolen on September 12, from the 400 block Bethlehem Court, just after 5:00 in the afternoon.  

Dawan Naquita Frazier, 24, is now charged with multiple burglary charges.

The puppies were sold, and some were even resold by people looking to make quick money. One was returned to the owner. 

The puppies were not weened from their mother when they were taken, and have not gotten their immunizations from their veterinarian. The owner said the puppies had four more weeks until they are able to be without their mother. 

According to a flyer posted by the owner, everyday the puppies are away from home, it puts them at risk of developing illness and infections that will kill them. 

If you have any information, or bought a dog from Frazier, call Deputy Hetrick with the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 240-313-2100.