CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a drug investigation led to a dog fighting operation in Chattanooga.
The agency said in a news release Tuesday that agents executing a narcotics search warrant discovered numerous pit bull dogs, a fight ring, a treadmill used in training and blood. Guns were also found.
Agents arrested 41-year-old Jackie Marcellus Sawyer of Chattanooga on Friday.
Sawyer was charged with possession of cocaine for resale, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Hamilton County Jail and released on bond over the weekend.
There was no record of an attorney for Sawyer and a telephone number for him could not be found Tuesday.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.