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Children found in sheds, meth seized at cockfighting site

October 13, 2011 | 11:06 pm

Rooster allegeldy used for cockfightingDeputies served a search warrant at an Antelope Valley cockfighting operation where they allegedly seized $1 million in methamphetamine, 100 roosters and found a 4-year-old boy and a half-dozen other youths living in dilapidated sheds.

The operation stemmed from a narcotics investigation that led authorities to the site in the 46200 block of 30th Street East in an unincorporated neighborhood north of Lancaster, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Thursday night.

The seven youths ranged in age from 4 to 17 years. They were turned over to child welfare officials.

Five pounds of meth were found hidden in vehicles, and several firearms were recovered in Wednesday's operation, authorities said. Deputies found sparring muffs and steroids for the roosters.

Six adults were arrested on suspicion of narcotics violations, authorities said. Their names were not released.


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Photo: Rooster recovered by deputies. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department