ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - Two men from Zachary, LA were arrested by East Baton Rouge deputies Sunday after an anonymous tip led them to an organized cockfighting event.
Deputies arrived at a home in the 21000 block of Samuels Road in Zachary, La. and saw people running into a wooded area, "with chickens in their hands and leaving money on the ground."
Deputies say 42-year-old Tien Dang and 30-year-old Bao Dang were arrested and accused of being the organizers for the event.
Along with spurs, tackle boxes filled with syringes containing an unknown chemical and sandpaper, 77 roosters were seized.
Both Tien and Bao Dang were taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where they were charged with cruelty to animals. They have been released on a $5,000 bond each.
Deputies say 20 other summons were issued during the event.