- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CHATOM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say 23 people are jailed after police raided a large dog fight in southwest Alabama.

Washington County sheriff’s officials had been investigating claims about a dog-fighting ring and got a tip that a big fight was being held over the weekend.

A raid resulted in the arrests plus the seizure of four pit bulldogs, six guns, 41 vehicles and $7,000 in cash.

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Investigators say people from six states were at the fight, which was held Saturday night near the Mississippi state line. Sheriff Richard Stringer says the fight was an organized, money-making event.

Investigators from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are reviewing evidence, and the sheriff says more charges are possible.

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