BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi are searching for a man they say hosted a multi-state dogfighting ring that involved injecting dogs with narcotics to make them fight harder.
WHBQ-TV reports the Panola County Sheriff's Office is seeking Scottie Durell Draper on felony dogfighting charges.
Another photo of Scottie Draper | Photo: Panola County Sheriff's Department
The sheriff's office says an anonymous tip led deputies to stop by Draper's property over the weekend. It says deputies found about 30 people watching a dog fight and most of them escaped custody.
Sheriff Dennis Darby says several "mangled" dogs were rescued from the scene.