Police say Rock Co. man busted with 61 fighting roosters and 16 pounds of pot

A 37-year-old man is under arrest after authorities find 61 roosters bred for cock-fighting and 16 pounds of marijuana at his town of Newark home.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office SWAT team, Special Investigations Unit, and Animal Humane Deputy executed a search warrant at a residence on the 8400 block of West Mill Pond Road Tuesday after conducting a four-month investigation into the possible breeding of roosters for fighting.

Deputies found 61 caged roosters along with items associated with the breeding of the animals for cock-fighting.

During the search, deputies also found 16 pounds of marijuana inside a crawl space in the residence.

Jorge A. Marquez was arrested for possession of THC with intent to deliver, instigating fights between animals, and maintaining a drug trafficking place.