TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — More than two dozen people were arrested after a cockfighting ring was broken up in the northern part of the state.
The state Department of Agriculture reported Tuesday that the arrests were made last week.READ MORE: Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho On Mask Use For Upcoming School Year: 'Decision Cannot Be Rushed'
Investigators serving a search warrant in Lafayette County found a crowd gathered watching roosters fighting to their death. Investigators found three dead birds and seized another 41 that were brought to the location to fight each other.READ MORE: Cleveland Clinic Weston Once Again #1 Hospital In Miami-Fort Lauderdale Metro Area
Investigators also seized firearms, a large amount of cash, and illegal substances, the department said.
The thirty people arrested are facing third degree felonies for attending animal fights.MORE NEWS: Calls Continue For Cuban Embassy In DC To Be Shut Down
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