We're not even two weeks into 2018 and we already have a strong candidate for "Worst Father of the Year." A North Carolina man is in jail after he traded a new puppy for drugs.

41-year-old Christopher O'Neal Eakes was taken in by authorities in Wayne County on Monday. He allegedly stole his stepdaughter's 8-week-old Yorkie puppy back on January 1st.

An investigation revealed that Eakes took the dog and traded it for methamphetamine. The pooch was then sold to another family. Eakes was charged with larceny.

Wayne County Sheriff's Office
Wayne County Sheriff's Office

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