State Police say two more arrests have been made in an illegal bird fighting investigation in Herkimer County.

Police say a tip from a concerned citizen following Saturday's arrests in Frankfort led them to a bird breeding and training center in the Town of Newport.

They say about 52 game birds and training devices were found at a barn on Gage Road in Poland.  The birds were turned over to the Herkimer County Humane Society.

37-year old Jose Morales and 29-year old Daileny Abreu, both of Utica, were arrested and charged with training an animal for fighting amusement.

Abreu was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly possessing a small amount of cocaine.

Morales was also one of the individuals arrested during Saturday’s search at Mr. P’s Landscaping.

Police say the investigation is continuing.


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