Dog Fighting Ring Busted by the Feds

Footage shows two pit bulls locked in a fight to the death as a group of men look on in a wooded location near Tallahassee.

"The clip very vividly describes the level of cruelty and depravity," Eric Mountin, an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Florida, said.

"It's not unusual for these things to go on for hours," he added. "If you don’t see [it], you can’t fully appreciate the cruelty."

A second video, shot with an infrared camera aboard a U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft in February, shows what appear to be two canines charging at each other, surrounded by a ring of people.
Authorities say the eight suspects participated in a large-scale illegal dogfighting ring that operated in northern Florida from 2014 through 2019. Four of the suspects ⁠— including the alleged ringleader, Jermaine "Tank" Hadley ⁠— were arrested in May on federal drug trafficking charges.

The investigation began 18 months ago when the Drug Enforcement Administration launched a probe into drug trafficking in the area. Using wiretaps, federal agents intercepted communications about dog-fighting, prompting them to expand the investigation.

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Location: Tallahassee, FL, USA