Authorities in northeast Iowa are holding two teenagers on charges involving both drugs and cruelty to canines. Two Waukon men are facing dog fighting charges after being arrested over the weekend. Authorities say 19-year-old Derek G. Thompson and 18-year-old Michael J. Kalish were arrested Sunday after Waukon Police searched a home.
The men were charged with animal contest events and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and taken to the Allamakee County Jail. The dogs were seized during the search. The case remains under investigation and more charges could be filed.
Contributed by Darin Svenson, KDEC, Decorah