MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) — More charges have been announced in connection with a police chase that spanned over multiple Middle Tennessee counties last week.

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, a 2009 Nissan Rogue led officers on a police chase on I-40. The Mt. Juliet Police Department said it was alerted to the incident after the vehicle drove past a license plate recognition (LPR) camera on Lebanon Road near Springmont Boulevard.

A Wilson County Sheriff’s Office deputy eventually used a spike strip to stop the vehicle near Old Hickory Boulevard and I-40, and officers surrounded the stolen car with guns drawn.

Police said two men and a woman were arrested following the chase. The trio is facing a long list of charges in connection with the incident.

Meth and marijuana were also found in the vehicle, along with two puppies.

(Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)

The dogs were taken in by Mt. Juliet’s Animal Care & Control. The next day, animal control officers noticed plastic baggy material in the stool of one of the puppies.

Both dogs tested positive for cocaine during a vet exam.

As a result, Shanchez Beddingfield of Nashville, is being charged further with aggravated animal cruelty and evidence tampering, authorities said.

In addition, police told News 2 that canine parvovirus — a contagious and potentially fatal virus — was discovered in one of the puppies.

As a result, “the rottie pup is now at the vet with a 50/50 chance of survival,” officials said in an email to News 2 on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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According to authorities, animal control is petitioning the courts on Thursday, Feb. 23 for custody. Then, if that is established, the dogs will be available for adoption.