Dozens Arrested In Dogfighting Raid

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.

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  • by Jane Location: Lansing on Mar 14, 2011 at 08:57 AM
    I am pit bull owner and I am not a drug dealer. I am a college graduate, as is my husband. I agree with Amy, don't flood our prisons, euthanize the dog fighters. If these people are willing to treat animals this way, just imagine how they would treat humans/
  • by MikeHunt Location: Center on Mar 8, 2011 at 01:40 AM
    Typical Pit Bull Owners i would say. Better check for drugs, because where there is a Pitt Bull there is always Cocaine and small bundles of Marajuana. It is a scientific fact that 100% of Pitt Bull owners are degenerate drug dealers.
  • by Amy S. Norris Location: Jonesville, MI on Mar 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    Those people involved in the dog fighting ring need to be euthanized!
    There is NO reason we should have to pay for them to be in prison!
    Those rotten people need to die just like they killed those poor pit bulls!
    Eye for an Eye!
    I am an avid Pit bull lover owning several myself.
    They are the kindest, most loving and Loyal breed of dog when raised by the proper loving owners.
    I'm just sick to death of good animals getting hurt or killed over bad people and their bad decisions.
    Euthanize the people that cause the problem! Don't flood our already crowded prisons!
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