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Forty-two arrested for bird fighting in Herkimer County

A six-month investigation by the New York State Police Special Investigations Unit in Utica and the New York State Office of the Attorney General, with assistance from the Herkimer County District Attorney’s Office, into an illegal bird-fighting operation at a barn located in the Town of Frankfort, Herkimer County, resulted in the arrest of several individuals following the execution of search warrants on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Seized as a result of this search at a barn at Mr. P’s Landscaping, 2308 Higby Rd, Frankfort, was approximately 55 game birds commonly used for bird fighting, and over $68,000 in US currency. Investigators also seized approximately 3 ounces of heroin from a vehicle parked at this location. A subsequent search of an adjacent barn resulted in the discovery of a game bird breeding and training (more…)

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