Nipomo cockfighting ring uncovered
March 9, 2013
Sheriff’s deputies discovered a cockfighting ring while serving a search warrant at Orchard Road in Nipomo on Friday morning.
During their search, deputies from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s offices discovered two large compounds that were walled off from public view. The compounds contained 233 roosters held in individual cages.
Deputies impounded the roosters as evidence while they continue their investigation.
Possession of birds with the intent to use them in a fighting exhibition is a misdemeanor punishable by six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000.