Narcotics detectives searched a filthy shack in the 200 block of Olive Avenue on Thursday morning and arrested two cousins and confiscated several hundred doses' worth of methamphetamine and heroin.
The two-room building, in the back yard of a house at 282 E. Olive Ave., was inhabited by four pit-bull-type dogs, nine of their puppies, two men and a woman when the El Centro Police Department's emergency response team entered Thursday morning.
El Centro narcotics detective Dub Perkins said the team found Steven Vasquez, 28, and a woman lying on a couch and Vasquez's cousin Michael Gonzalez, 24, asleep on the filthy floor.
There was no electricity or running water connected to the shack, Perkins said. Dog urine and feces abounded in the building where the two men lived, Perkins said.