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Alabama Man Arrested for Running Dogfighting Operation with 100 Dogs Now Accused of Drug Trafficking, Officials Say

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Source: Lauderdale County Detention Center; UNSPLASH

Oct. 9 2023, Published 4:02 p.m. ET

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A man in Alabama was accused of 17 counts of dogfighting and 68 counts of animal cruelty.

On Oct. 28, 2022, Lamarcus Ricks, 38, surrendered to deputies with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office after they obtained a warrant for his arrest, WAFF reported.

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Ricks was then released on a $119,000 bond.

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Ricks was allegedly involved in a dogfighting operation that involved around 90 animals, the sheriff's office claimed.

According to court records obtained by WAFF, Ricks previously spent time behind bars for conspiracy to commit robbery.

The documents show he pleaded guilty to the robbery charge and received a 15-year sentence in order to avoid a murder charge in connection with the 2002 death of LaPatrick Anderson.

Recently, Ricks had his bond revoked following a home search, WAAY reported.

According to the station, the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force allegedly found three pounds of methamphetamines as well as small amounts of marijuana and heroin in Ricks’ residence.


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