Accused Dog Fighter Makes Plea

A Tallahassee man arrested in a major dog fighting ring pleads no contest.

23-year-old Venice Gilliam pleaded no contest to one count of possession of cannabis with intent to sell and several counts of fighting or baiting animals and cruelty to animals.

Dozens of pit bulls were found July 31st at Gilliam's home on Bermuda Drive.

Police say the dogs were the center of a dog fighting ring. Gilliam's sentencing is scheduled for June 23rd.