Kennedy, who goes by the nickname “Junt,” was convicted Thursday of three counts of dogfighting, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of theft by receiving a stolen firearm, and one count of possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute, authorities said.
“The efforts of these investigators ... to stop this animal abuser and drug dealer make LaGrange a safer community for everyone, including animals,” Cranford said in a statement announcing Kennedy’s conviction. “Dogs should be treated with love as pets, not as gladiators that fight to the death.”
According to authorities, Kennedy has two previous felony convictions in Troup County, including a 2009 conviction for selling cocaine and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute as well as a 2007 conviction for selling marijuana.
His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 30.
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