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Police: Lynchburg man facing charges for animal cruelty, marijuana charges

After conducting an investigation into the incident, Animal Control got a misdemeanor warrant for animal cruelty for Bryant Kemper, 36, of Lynchburg.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department said it's arrested a man on animal cruelty and drug charges.

Police said Animal Control was called to the 1500 block of Grace Street around 8:12 a.m. on Monday, May 7 for a report of suspect animal abuse of a dog.

After conducting an investigation into the incident, Animal Control got a misdemeanor warrant for animal cruelty for Bryant Kemper, 36, of Lynchburg.

A search warrant was then issued for Kemper's home, where officers found suspected marijuana.

As a result of the search, Kemper was also arrested for distribution of marijuana.

He was taken to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail and released on a $2,500 bond.

An animal hospital determined the dog didn't suffer visible or significant injuries.

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