Vigo and Sullivan County officials have teamed up with the Health Department to investigate possible animal abuse.
Officials first served a search warrant for a home in Vigo County on West State Road 246. They say they found a large amount of birds pinned in cages, and in some cases, there was more than one bird to a cage.
Authorities say they found probable cause at the Vigo County residence to search a Sullivan County residence. They say that's where Jeffrey McMahan was arrested. He's facing a felony charge for possession of animals for fighting contests, and a charge of felony possession of marijuana.