Charges filed again against midstate couple in deer parts case

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 30, 2017 7:39 AM

(Lititiz) -- Charges have again been filed against former Lancaster County restaurant owners accused of scavenging deer parts from trash bins outside butcher shops.

Charges have been re-filed against Shi Eng and Chun Eng after wildlife officials said that the couple had been collecting discarded deer parts for the past couple years and violated laws that prohibit selling wild venison.

Investigators found more than 300 pounds of deer heads and other parts at their restaurant in Lititz, but Chun Eng denied selling deer meat. He says they used the deer parts to make soup for themselves.

The charges had been dropped last November after a witness decided not to testify.

Chun Eng previously pleaded guilty to restaurant violations and Shi Eng was fined after pleading guilty for selling deer parts from a van in New York City.

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