2 arrested after dog-fighting ring uncovered in Meriwether County

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MERIWETHER COUNTY, Ga. – Meriwether County Deputies have arrested two individuals in connection to a dog-fighting ring.

Officials with the Upson County Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 300 block of Chew Road in Manchester on June 16.

The search warrant execution revealed the presence of marijuana, a firearm and ammunition, along with six canines that were discovered in poor living condition and poor health. Evidence found on the canines revealed wounds, scars and the like that were consistent with dog fighting.

24-year-old Tavoris Reeves was arrested for the following offenses of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana less than an Ounce, and Cruelty to Animals. Reeves bond was set for $9,000.

32-year-old Crystal Waller was also arrested on the following offenses of Possession of Marijuana, less than an Ounce and Cruelty to Animals. Her bond was set at $4,000. Both were transported to the Meriwether County Jail.

The Meriwether County Animal Control Department responded to the location and took possession of the canines concerning this investigation.

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