4 men admit guilt in multi-state dogfighting ring

TRENTON — Four men this week admitted their roles in a brutal interstate dogfighting ring that spanned from New Mexico to New Jersey, federal officials said Friday.

The men trafficked dogs and participated in fights in New Jersey, New Mexico, Indiana and Illinois between October 2015 and June 2016, according to officials. The ring also used dog fighting equipment, including “breeding stands” to hold female dogs, treadmills, intravenous drugs and several-pound chains.

Frank Nichols, 40, of Millville, and Pedro Cuellar, 47, of Willow Springs, Illinois, pleaded guilty to dogfighting-related offenses Friday. Anthony “Monte” Gaines, 36, and Lydell Harris, 32, both of …read more

Source: NJ.com Cumberland

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