BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Three people are charged with running a dog fighting ring in Baltimore.

Police charged Aaron Mack, Jessica Deans and Melvin Fuller, pictured above from left to right, with 42 counts each of animal cruelty.

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Police first uncovered the dog fighting ring last weekend during a drug arrest at the home on the 2300-block of Edgemont Avenue in Northwest Baltimore.

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They found six injured pit bulls in the basement, along with a treadmill and heavy chains– tools to train them how to fight.

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The dogs are being treated at BARCS animal shelter.