Authorities have arrested 13 adults and one juvenile in connection with a suspected dogfighting operation in Sumter County.

In a raid Thursday night in Rembert, sheriff's deputies from Sumter, Lee, and Kershaw counties – as well as officers with the state Department of Natural Resources – seized 19 dogs including puppies.

Investigators say a dogfight was about to start in a pit behind a home along Springhill Road.

Officers say marijuana, guns, seven vehicles and about $3,000 were also confiscated.

They're searching for other suspects who fled the area.