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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-082

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 29, 2016
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    Deputies Discover A Cock Fighting Ring

    When deputies arrived, about a dozen or so men scattered into the woods.
    • Saturday
    • February 27, 2016
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • 10239 Lyons Avenue
    • Lithia, Florida


    On February 27, 2016 at  11 am, deputies responded to 10239 Lyons Ave in Lithia on a report of a cock fighting ring. When deputies arrived, about a dozen or so men scattered into the woods and surrounding neighborhoods.

    Deputies on scene observed a cock fighting ring along with numerous dead and live caged chickens. Deputies also located spurs, weights and a score/tote board.

    Deputies are working with Hillsborough County Pet  Resource Center who'll be responsible for dealing with any remaining live chickens.
    There have been no arrest, and none are anticipated today. The scene is situated on private property and is not visible from the roadway

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