Three people have been indicted in Hancock county for running an illegal dog fighting operation. Twenty-three other people were indicted as spectators.
In January, authorities seized 29 pit bulls during a raid in the Kiln. All of the dogs were put down because a veterinarian determined they were too violent, and not suitable for adoption.
"With the cruelty to animals, in all in Hancock County, we just want to put a stop to it. It shocked me as to what kind of operation they had up there. We took a look at this case, and decided that basically, we're going to make an example out of this case, that it won't be tolerated here," Hancock County Sheriff Steve Garber said.