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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The Montgomery Humane Society presented its 2014 Humane Law Enforcement Awards to law enforcement in the middle district of Alabama. These officers were responsible for taking down the second largest dog fighting organization in the country.
Two FBI agents, one Auburn Police Detective Keith Baker, Former FBI agent George L Beck Jr. U.S. Attorney for the middle district of Alabama and Clark Morris, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the middle district of Alabama received this award.
Back in August of 2013, the agents executed 13 search warrants. 11 of those were in Alabama and 2 were in Georgia. They were able to seize 459 pit bull terriers, guns, illegal narcotics, drugs used to train the dogs and other evidence indicative of dog fighting. They further seized over $500,000 from dog fighters involved in this organization.
As a result of this investigation, 14 people were indicated and are awaiting trial, which is scheduled for May 8, 2014.