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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.

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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.

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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.

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