Published: Mar 21, 2013 12:19 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 21, 2013 12:21 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The man accused of running the largest cockfighting operation in southwest Florida will not spend time in jail.

Pedro Lopez pleaded no contest to three charges relating to animal fighting on Wednesday.  He was sentenced to seven years probation.  He pleaded guilty to cocaine charges stemming from the same arrest.

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July 18, 2012 Trial begins for Florida's largest cockfighting operation