37 arrested in Polk County cockfighting bust

Published: Monday, January 19, 2009 at 6:56 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 19, 2009 at 6:56 a.m.

MULBERRY, Fla. Polk County authorities say 37 people were arrested and 109 roosters were removed when a cockfight in Mulberry was raided over the weekend.

According to a news release, investigators also found about $30,000 in cash, a loaded .38 caliber handgun and .22 caliber rifle when they responded to the scene Saturday night.

Two suspects struck two deputy sheriffs during the raid, and authorities used Tasers to subdue two suspects.

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