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Investigators bust huge multi-state dogfighting ring
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - After a 3-year long investigation, authorities have busted one of the biggest multi-state dogfighting rings in U.S. history.
12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas were indicted on felony dogfighting charges.
367 pit bulls were seized, along with firearms, drugs, and $500,000 in cash.
The U.S. Attorney says the defendants were betting between $5,000 and $200,000 on individual dog fights.
The dogs are now in the care of the ASPCA and the Humane Society.