February 4, 2008
ROCK HILL, S.C.---Police have arrested 33 people at a suspected cockfighting operation in York County.
More than two dozen roosters were seized, along with about $4000 in cash that may have been used for betting.
A sheriff's spokesman says the birds had metal spurs fixed to their talons and may have been injected with a stimulant to make them more aggressive.
Cockfighting is a misdemeanor offense in South Carolina. It carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a $1000 fine.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.