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Cockfighting Investigation: 300 Birds Found In Large Building

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ROCHESTER, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state gambling commission reportedly is investigating reports of cockfighting in the Thurston County community of Rochester.
    
KING-TV reports (http://is.gd/TufhaD ) that gambling commission officials served a search warrant Monday. Officials say about 300 birds were found in a large building.
    
Thurston County sheriff's Lt. Greg Elwin tells The Olympian that the sheriff's office assisted the gambling commission officials in their investigation.
    
KING says the investigation is expected to continue through Tuesday.
    
Cockfighting is a Class C felony in Washington, punishable by a maximum 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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