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NFL | Fighting Dogs Seized at Johnson's Home

Oklahoma narcotics agents seized more than 80 pit bulldogs after search warrants were served on Friday, July 9 at the Tulsa home of former NFL RB LeShon Johnson, according to the Associated Press. The seizures were part of an investigation leading to the confiscation of 141 dogs in May and the arrests of 22 people, including Johnson. "When we did the roundup in May, we knew we didn't get all of the people involved, nor did we get all of the dogs," said Mark Woodward, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control. "Today, we found the dogs we were looking for, as well as documentation that will help tie seven to 10 more people to this dog fighting and drug distribution network." Johnson was arrested in Hughes County two months ago on dogfighting, conspiracy and racketeering counts. Many of the dogs involved suffered from malnutrition and sustained numerous injuries from fighting. Dogfighting is illegal in all 50 states, and is a felony in Oklahoma.

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