Panola County deputies seek man involved in dogfighting ring

Scottie Draper | Photo: Panola County Sheriff's Department

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.

Posted: Mar 26, 2019 10:13 AM
Updated: Mar 26, 2019 4:26 PM

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.

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