A Warren man who authorities say has an extensive criminal history now faces multiple federal charges including keeping dogs for fighting.

Stanley Redd Jr, 44, already has convictions for possession and trafficking in cocaine, has now been indicted by a federal grand jury on seven counts including sponsoring or exhibiting animals for an animal fighting venture, as well as buying, selling, delivering, possessing, training or transporting animals for participation in an animal fighting venture.

A former Warren animal control officer tells 21 News that Redd’s property was raided in the past and agents found evidence that Pitt Bulls were being kept for fighting purposes.

The indictment also includes charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to the indictment, Redd sponsored animal fighting exhibitions from December 2020 through May 2021.

Authorities say that in 2021, Redd distributed drugs at a home in Warren, and was found to have a 38-caliber revolver.  Due to four previous drug convictions between 2003 and 2014, Redd is not allowed to have firearms or ammunition.

The investigation leading to the indictment was conducted by the FBI, USDA, and Warren Police.