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Authorities release names of suspects involved in weekend cockfighting bust

Weekend cockfighting bust in Midland County. Weekend cockfighting bust in Midland County.
MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

The Midland County Sheriff's Office has released the names of suspects that were arrested over the weekend in connection with a cockfighting bust.

The bust happened in the 2700 block of South County Road 1195 around 11 a.m. Saturday.

In all, 38 total arrests were made, more than 50 fighting roosters, drugs and stolen property were found.

The names of those arrested are: Antonio Amaya, Uriel Atayde, Jose Reyes Baeza, Jose Ruben Baeza, Gilberto Beltran, Edward Fabela,Israel Flores, Francisco Galindo, Anthony Garcia, Claudia Garcia, Lionel Garcia, Elias Gonzales, Elisar Gonzalez, Juan Gonalez, Michael Gonzalez, Rodolfo Guebara, Joel Hernandez, Jose Hernandez, Joel Hurtado-Balderas, Esben Leyva-Navarette, Edgar Lujan, Roberto Lujan, Leonel Melendez, Ivan Molina, Hernan Natividad, Frank Ontiveros, Tony Ontiveros, Juan Puentes, Jorge Ramos, Hector Rodriguez, Javier Rodriguez, Samuel Rodriguez, Juan Sanchez, Pablo Sanchez, Cody Smith, Humberto Soto, Guillermo Vasquez and Jesus Vasquez.

Authorities say some of the adults arrested are suspected of being in the United States illegally.

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