Several residents in LA County, California were detained Feb 3rd during an investigation into an illegal cockfighting ring, news sources report. The LA County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant to the property in the 23000 block of Fort Tejon early in the morning and went on to seize 70 roosters suspected of being involved in a classic civil asset forfeiture case.
The LA Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is investigating the matter further to see if any other crimes were committed. Meanwhile, the LASD says the confiscated roosters are being documented and inspected by animal care officers. There appears to be no involvement from the federal government in this investigation.