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Five Arrested In Connection With Cockfighting Operation On South Coast

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Five people have been arrested in connection with a cockfighting operation on the South Coast.

Ventura County Sheriff's deputies received a call about several vehicles pulling up to a home on the 3500 block of Orange Drive outside of Oxnard, with many of the people carrying cages with animals.

Deputies arriving on the scene found more than 60 live birds, including fighting roosters.  They say there were also four dead roosters with head injuries similar to what you would find in a cockfight.

The five Oxnard men were arrested on a variety of charges ranging from possession of fighting birds to being a spectator at an animal fight.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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