The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office announced today that 85 people were charged following the raid on a “cockfighting” operation in Northern Greenville County yesterday. The property on Hades Hill Road in Cleveland was owned by Samuel Boyd.
“Certainly this is disturbing illegal activity and our goal, obviously, is to eliminate that from Greenville County. I hope this sends a message out there to people that are involved in cockfighting that this is something that we are not going to tolerate and we do take very seriously,” says Lt. Shea Smith.
Investigators seized nearly $16,000 in cash and 145 birds were turned over to Greenville County Animal Care Services. Most of the birds were euthanized.