One man, identified as Ronnie Reynolds, 37, was arrested at the scene, but the Limestone County Sheriff's Office is still looking for another suspect — the alleged "caretaker" of the squirrel — identified as Mickey Paulk, 35.
The sheriff's office said that prior to the drug raid, officials were told Paulk kept an "attack squirrel" in his home, AL.com reported. It's illegal in Alabama to have a pet squirrel.
Officials found the squirrel, and released it into the wild, per a recommendation from Alabama's Department of Conservation.
“There was no safe way to test the squirrel for meth,” the sheriff's office said.
Meth, drug paraphernalia and body armor were seized from the apartment.
Authorities urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of Paulk — who's wanted on multiple charges including possession of a controlled substance — to contact the sheriff's office at 256-232-0111.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.