Charlotte Police arrest 2 in dog-fighting operation

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A pit bull momma dog sticking by the side of one of her two puppies ,she was rescued from the dog fighting operation. (Charlotte Observer photo)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte police say detectives who searched a northwest Charlotte house during a drug investigation last week found 15 pit bull dogs – one of them dead – and evidence of a dog-fighting operation, according to the Charlotte Observer.

“This is the first dog fighting-related case we’ve seen this year,” said Capt. Chris Dozier, head of Charlotte’s Animal Care and Control division. “We don’t think the fighting took place there. It could have been a training site.”

Dozier estimated he’s seen only about a half-dozen such cases in the past 18 months to two years.

On Jan. 24, police arrested two 30-year-old men. Both face drug trafficking charges, and as well as dog fighting and baiting, police say.