POSTED: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:38am
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:12am
EDINBURG, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Hidalgo County deputies busted up a cockfighting operation working out of a warehouse near Edinburg.
On Saturday, January 18th deputies were called to a warehouse located on the 300 block of East Owassa Road.
When deputies arrived they discovered a cockfighting operation with over 100 spectators and a large number of game cocks caged.
The alleged individuals in charge of the operation stated to deputies that the cockfighting was being held for medical research purposes.
Deputies were able to detain over fifty spectators citing them with a Class C misdemeanor with the remaining people fleeing the area. Also 78 game cocks were seized and transported to a local animal shelter.