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Brian Anthony CheekSante Fe, TX — A Sante Fe couple were taken into police custody Friday after police raided their home and found a bunch of drugs and stuff. That’s not what landed them here on the DD, though… it was the bodies of nearly two dozen tortured cats that earned them their spot.

Brian Cheek and his wife, Veronica Springer, were apparently the target of a somewhat lengthy narcotics investigation. When police finally raided Friday, a search of the couple’s home revealed roughly 9 grams of crystal meth, a scale and packaging materials. In addition to the narcotics, a stolen ATV valued at about $14,000 was recovered.

In addition to the drugs, police reportedly found about 20 dead cats, ranging from kittens to adults, on the property. Each and every one had apparently been tortured. Investigators stated that there was evidence of blunt force trauma, disemboweling, strangulation, and burning. One of the dead cats was discovered in a box in the bed of Cheek’s truck.

Remains of several of the cats were picked up by Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty investigators and will be examined by necropsy. Police have declined to provide additional information about the animals, such as evidence of tags or other signs of ownership.

Cheek, who was apparently already on felony probation, has been charged with manufacture/delivery of controlled substances. He’s been ordered held on a $300,000 bond. Additional charges of animal cruelty are expected in the near future.

Springer has been charged with possession of controlled substances and is being held on $20,000 bond.

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  • Jessie

    🙁 that’s horrible 🙁 poor kittens 🙁 what is wrong with people???? oh yea, meth.

  • Mydnight Blackthorne

    just…wow…I can’t believe this…

  • Elizabeth McCarthy

    Dirty sick asshats. I hope they got a few good scratches and bites in before they died. I wish I hadn’t turned this on so early in the morning. *sigh*

  • Thy_Yeti_Knows

    I’d like to suggest this toilet bug be sentenced to a lifetime of the litter box diet

  • Quasimodem1969

    Dead cats don’t bother me; the fact that this guy was a meth cook trying to look like Walter White really grinds my gears.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    Someone needs to soak his junk in A1 and introduce him to some pitbulls.

  • Vesper B

    Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.

    It kills me to see my animals in discomfort or pain. WTF is wrong with these people?

  • Lakme Hesse

    I’d wager that torturing humans wasn’t far off for them.

  • tkaz

    Does it seem weird they were not 20-something? It seems like all the animal torturers are never in their 40’s.

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  • Buffettgirl

    That’s because they’ve moved on to humans by their 40’s…

  • tkaz

    It just seems like a late start is all….

  • Lena60

    I hate child abusers, and these fucking animal abusers just as much. It makes me heart sick.They were probably stealing other peoples pets to torture. I keep all my pets inside.

  • Buffettgirl

    I wish I could comprehend just what the thrill is in inflicting pain. On anything or anyone. I don’t get it. I hate to see my picky-ass cat starve herself because she doesn’t approve of the wet/dry cat food ratio in her bowl, and the little shit is doing it to herself. I can’t imagine seeing the terror and pain in the face of any creature, human or not, and finding pleasure in it… these two need to face a firing squad.

  • Lena60

    Yeah that would be my guess as well Lakme.

  • Buffettgirl

    Well, you have to be a special kind of fucktard to do this shit, but yes, it does seem like this is a late start for this kind of crap. Maybe someone will be able to explain the psychology of it all?

  • tkaz

    If someone acts different suddenly (I don’t know if this is different for them) it typically can mean there’s a bigger health issue than meth addiction. I wonder if the meth triggered something deeper in the brain. Kind of how bath salts alter the brain forever, know what I mean?
    I seriously could analyze the psychology behind ALL these stories for hours…it’s a sickness I have.

  • Buffettgirl

    Honey you are SO not alone. My thing is trying to find the lie that these sick fucks tell themselves that makes them able to cross the line from right to wrong. There has to be something that suddenly makes it OK. Like Ted Bundy, what was that final lie he told himself that took him from wanting to do the things he did, to actually doing them?

  • thebossessecretary

    Most of the crank addicts I have known are busy collecting live animals and hoarding them. Usually they’re busted with seven dogs, five cats and two filthy children, all in one bedroom.

  • Jessie

    What’s really sad is that the charges for the drugs and stolen ATV will add up to more jail time than the charges for the slow painful deaths these poor kitty cats had to endure.

  • Buffettgirl

    You’re right… that’s why I suggested a firing squad. It doesn’t have to be state sanctioned. Although, this IS a Texas case, they just might be able to get it sanctioned!

  • newstarshipsmell

    Note the lack of indignant outrage from @DDJaded:disqus over the fate of the 20-something dead cats in her writeup.

  • Lucy Van Pelt

    If I ran things, I would let the sickest most twisted inmates dress up as cats and let them go to town on these ppl every night

  • JohnQknowitall

    Oh why, oh were they not Pit Bulls instead?

  • Aussie Sabbath

    I’d like to sentence these junkies to a lifetime of being used as test subjects for up and coming medicines. You like slamming random drugs into your veins? You’ll get all the random drugs you want (may or may not be suitable for human use – this is why they’ll be tested on useless junkie animal torturers). You like inflicting pain on other living beings? You must like having the pain inflicted on yourselves.
    This makes me sad, especially knowing that the last moments of these cats’ lives were agony.

  • Aussie Sabbath

    Why were they only cats? Most of these lowlives torture any animal they come across.

  • Kelly Melton

    Probably because cats disappear all the time. They run off, someone else gets them ect. They wouldnt be missed

  • Aussie Sabbath

    Probably practising ways to “enforce” payment. Drug cartels do it all the time.

  • Aussie Sabbath

    Firing squad is too quick for them. They need the sort of slow torture that they inflicted on those poor sweet kitties :'(

  • The one who knows

    Actually no he would go to the green sheet or craigslist to get free cats lock them up in his room shoot fire crackers at them throw them up into the ceiling fan ,. Squeeze their necks until they died… His wife is a junkie too.