A North Carolina man allegedly rang in the new year with a bit of pet theft as a way to get drugs. Christopher O’Neal Eakes, 41, was arrested Monday for stealing his stepdaughter’s puppy and selling it for meth, WNCN-17 reported.

The 8-week-old Yorkshire Terrier was stolen on Jan. 1 from Eakes’s Dudley, North Carolina home. A police investigation concluded Eakes took the dog from his own stepdaughter and sold it for methamphetamine. The man was arrested Monday for larceny of a dog, which could result in Eakes serving probation and paying restitution fees if convicted. His bond was listed at $2,500, according to WNCN.

Crucially, the puppy was returned to the stepdaughter from which it was stolen, the Washington Post reported.

The concept of trading dogs for drugs gained some notoriety in 2015 when Sugar, a dog with a noteworthy Instagram presence, went missing. Sugar’s owner Morgan Bogle publicly accused her dog walker of selling off Sugar to get drugs, Gothamist reported.