06/16/2010

NM Deputies raid cockfighting venue

Acting on a tip, they swarmed the venue and recovered 70 live birds

By Kevin Buey
Deming Headlight Staff

DEMING, NM — Acting on a tip, Luna County Sheriff's Deputies, Saturday afternoon, descended on an address on Keeler Farm Road, confiscating 70 roosters being used in a cockfighting operation.

"A couple of our guys did drive by," LCSO Investigator Olin Lynch said of responding to the tip received just before 1 p.m. "They found it (the tip) was correct.

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