VIDEO: Monkey found during drug bust rehomed

VIDEO: Monkey found during drug bust rehomed

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Officials said that the monkey found during a drug bust in Albany is safe with family.

The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit raided a home on 9th Avenue on Wednesday.

Agents found Xanax bars, Acetaminophen tablets, and Hydrocodone pills, and a .25 caliber pistol that was stolen from Jones County and more than $2,400 in cash.

Both Earl Bridges, 64, and his wife Wanda Bridges, 58, were arrested on drug charges and theft by receiving.

Two dogs were also recovered.

Officials said that the dogs were turned over to animal control, but the Bridges' family took possession of the monkey.

It has not been confirmed if the family had a permit for the monkey, and officials said the owners could face charges and the monkey could be seized.

According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's website, primates may not be kept as pets in the state.

This monkey is not the same monkey that has been spotted throughout Southwest Georgia for the last few months.

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