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Last updated 9:43AM ET
March 6, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Cockfighting Raid In Marshall County
(2008-07-08)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A raid on an alleged cockfighting ring in Marshall County led to 23 arrests. Sheriff Scott Walls said his department had busted cockfighting operations before but none like this one. He said it was a well-organized operation that authorities believe has been going on for years.

The cockfight was held in the Mount Hebron area near the Etowah County line Saturday night. Twenty-six officers raided the cockfights and found an estimated 350 people -- including women and children.

The ring included fluorescent lights, bleachers and concession stands.

Walls said it was a winner-take-all event with the pot possibly as high as $10,000.

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Information from: The Sand Mountain Reporter, http://www.sandmountainreporter.com/

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