More than 20 dogs were seized from a dog fighting ring in Roanoke Rapids.
Deputies and animal control seized 19 pit bulls and two puppies from an area on Stack Powell Road on Sunday, April 7.
Deputies also found a dog fighting pin, dog training weights, syringes and animal medication at the site. While processing the scene, a separate room used for growing marijuana was discovered.
Nearly 70 marijuana plants were also seized along with drug paraphernalia.
The Sheriff's Office arrested Zhaqwaun Gary, 19, and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture marijuana, possession of marijuana. Gary has a $20,000 bond and has a court date on June 5.