Illegal gamecocks in Mack Town?

Here’s an unedited press release  just in from the Sheriff’s Department:

After an extensive investigation on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at approximately 10:00 am deputies of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Humane Society of the United States, California Department of Justice, United States Marshall’s Office, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and two State Veterinarian’s served a search warrant at two locations. One location was a farm in the 5400 block of Dows Prairie Road, McKinleyville, the other was at a residence in the 700 block of Crannell Road, McKinleyville. The Search Warrant was issued by the Humboldt County Superior Court, and was for investigation of the illegal possession of Gamecocks.

 

Upon serving the search warrant, deputies located approximately 2000 roosters at the Dows Prairie Road location. Also during their investigation officers located implements consistent with gamecock fighting, including items commonly known as gashers or slashers, trophies, magazines and steroids.

 

The roosters were all examined by the veterinarians and found to be in good health. Investigators are still on scene, processing the roosters.

 

No arrests have been made at this time, however suspect(s) have been identified and the case will be forwarded to the Humboldt County District Attorneys Office when completed for review and prosecution.

 

Possession of Gamecocks is a misdemeanor per 597j of the California Penal Code, possession of implements for fighting birds is also a misdemeanor per 597i of the California Penal Code.

 

Questions regarding Gamecock fighting may be directed to the United States Humane Society, Public Information Officer Jordan Crump, 1-301-546-7793, jcrump@humanesociety.org or the Humane Society of the United States Website.

 

 

 

                                     GARY PHILP, SHERIFF  

 

 

 

 

 

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7 responses to “Illegal gamecocks in Mack Town?

  1. 2,000 roosters? How could the neighbors not have guessed?

  2. Anonymous

    much ado about nothing.

  3. Well, aside from the fact that it’s *illegal* and there were *2000* of them, the whole “gashers or slashers” as standard cockfighting equipment sounds inhumane and ominous.

  4. Karma

    Breaking the law fighting cocks, making meth, growing pot, and screwing your family is very profitable until you get caught HA HA HA. Ray and Darrell have fun where you are going HA HA HA. Do you think money will buy you out of this? Where you are going money won’t HA HA HA !!!

  5. Feathers

    Look at Ray never worked for the man and owns over 20 ranches and 100′s of cattle, and 100 or more horses, THAT HE DON”T TAKE CARE OF. Where did the money come from? IRS should get a call. Illegal cockfighting, meth making, pot growing = 20 or more ranches, 100′s of cattle, 100 or more horses, and how many GUNS?

  6. Kiki

    This is not the first time hes got busted for this and just a couple of years ago the DP farm was busted for a pot grow for about 1500 plants. You don’t have leg-blades and steroids just cuz. The DP farm has not been used a blue berry farm since Mr Christie purchased the farm.

  7. Hope

    Wow. It’s official you all have no idea what you’re talking about. I’m best friends with that family and I’m up at their place constantly. I see everything that goes on and there is nothing illegal. All of this stuff that is in the news in none of you people’s business anyway. So laugh it up. Karma will turn around and get you guys too. And I’ve baged blueberries up there… So it IS used as a blueberry farm. Jealousy is a bad thing. Just because they have acreage and money and live stock, you all are jealous.

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