37 Arrests, 50 Fighting Cocks, Firearms and Cocaine Seized From Cockfight Site in Midland Co.

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MIDLAND COUNTY- Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said in a release that 36 adults and one juvenile from as far away as New Mexico and Oklahoma were arrested today after multiple agencies executed a search warrant which led them to a cockfighting site in Midland County.

It happened at 2700 SCR 1195 Saturday morning. Sheriff Gary Painter said cocaine, cash, 50 fighting cocks, firearms, vehicles and stolen property were seized.

Some of the adults arrested are suspected of being in the United States Illegally. Neighbors saw helicopters flying overheard as law enforcement agents worked to make the arrests.

More information is forthcoming. CBS 7 camera crews witnessed the fighting cocks being taken away in a van.