More than 20 people from Michigan, Georgia, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio have been jailed following a weekend raid on an alleged Monroe County dog fighting operation.
The Monroe Evening News and the Detroit Free Press report two of the nine dogs confiscated from a Raisinville Township house during the raid have died.
Federal and local law enforcement officials took more than two dozen people into custody in what police describe as one of the largest dog fighting operations in the county's history.
The suspects were expected to be arraigned Monday on dog fighting charges, which carry a maximum penalty of four years in prison.
The U.S. agriculture department is investigating, and local police are assisting.
Monroe County sheriff's Detective Sgt. Heath Velliquette described the scene as a brutal, bloody one.