Deputies bust cockfighting ring near Plant City - FOX 13 News

Deputies bust cockfighting ring near Plant City

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PLANT CITY (FOX 13) -

At least 10 people have been arrested in Hillsborough County after deputies busted an active cockfighting ring Tuesday, Sgt. Steve Lewis said.

Deputies arrived at 513 Greenway Drive near Plant City as a cockfight was in-progress. Several people fled the scene when authorities arrived.

Deputies say there were several dead roosters found at the scene, as well as numerous roosters in cages.

"There were several pens they were raising roosters in," he said. "There was one area that was like a pen – like a ring, fighting ring. It was surrounded with wood and a table and scales to weigh the chickens. There are spurs used to do the cockfighting."

Lewis said deputies are still looking to make more arrests.

"It's sad because these animals are raised simply for fighting," Lewis said.

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