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12 arrested in Antelope Valley for alleged dogfighting operation

June 27, 2012 | 10:34 pm

Twelve people were arrested in the Antelope Valley in connection with an alleged dogfighting operation, authorities said Wednesday night. Suspects arrested in dog fighting operation

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies served a search warrant Wednesday at the home of Kevin Thomas, one of the 12 people arrested Saturday in Littlerock, and allegedly found three pit bull dogs with scars indicative of fighting, according to authorities. 

A fourth pit bull believed to be used for breeding was also found at the home, according to the Sheriff's Department. 

Authorities also found treadmills at the home, which allegedly were used to train dogs and increase their stamina. 

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call investigators at (877) 662-3483.

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Photos: Suspects arrested in dogfighting case. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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