Authorities seize animals in cockfighting investigation

(CJ Lemaster)
(CJ Lemaster)
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Updated: 8/05/2013 5:04 pm
MYRTLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- One person is in custody and the search is on for a second man after a narcotics investigation lead to the discovery of a cockfighting ring in Union County.

Sheriff Jimmy Edwards say the discovery was made Friday night at a home on County Road 67 in western Union County.

Edwards says the Tupelo/Lee Humane Society responded to the home and removed nearly two-dozen chickens from the home.

Authorities apparently also found a nine millimeter handgun and over a pound of marijuana.

Edwards say they are searching for Oscar Rodriguez in connection with the case.

He says Rodriguez should be considered armed and dangerous.

WTVA's CJ Lemaster is in Union County and will have a live report on WTVA News at Six and a full wrap-up of today's events on WTVA News at Ten.
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