Baton Rouge police arrested two men Monday night for dog fighting after authorities discovered more than a dozen pit bulls covered with scars inside an Uncas Street home.
Police officers also found “a stockpile of hypodermic needles and injectable canine medicines” inside the home at 3810 Uncas Street, according to a police report.
The findings led to the arrests of Tyrone Dyer, 33, and Elton Kelly, 35. Police listed Dyer’s residence as the home where the 13 pit bulls were found, although he told police it was his brother’s home, according to the police report.
Police listed Kelly’s address as 9523 W. Havana Drive, Baton Rouge.
Police happened upon the dogs following a “periodic check” of another home at 3819 Uncas Street, which is near Dyer’s home on Uncas Street where the dogs were found, the police report says.
Officers were investigating “possible narcotics activity” during the check when they saw Kelly running away from the home at 3819 Uncas Street, the report says.
Police then chased Kelly into the second home at 3810 Uncas Street, where officers found the dogs, marijuana and cocaine. Some marijuana was found floating in a toilet while two other blunts and a small crack rock were found on the home’s kitchen counter, the report says.
Kelly was booked into Parish Prison on counts of dog fighting, resisting an officer, possession of Schedule II drugs and third-offense possession of marijuana.
Dyer was booked on counts of dog fighting, possession of Schedule II drugs and possession of marijuana.