33 arrested for cockfighting in South Carolina

By: Tom Campbell Email
By: Tom Campbell Email

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.

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