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Men facing charges for illegal possession, sale of venison

Two men are facing charges related to the illegal possession and sale of venison, according to Indiana Conservation Officers.

The investigation began after information was given to conservation officers that the owner and an employee of Corey's Deer Processing, south of Plymouth, were involved in the illegal possession and sale of wild deer.

Willard “Doug” Corey, 71, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of illegal sale of wildlife and two misdemeanor accounts of illegal possession of deer.

William “Bill” Strong, 45, was arrested and charged with two counts of conspiracy (illegal sale of wildlife) and two misdemeanor accounts of illegal possession of deer.

Approximately 300-400 pounds of illegally possessed venison was donated to local food banks.

The sale of wildlife is regulated by law. Anyone that has information regarding the illegal sale of wildlife or any other wildlife crime is encouraged to call 1-800-TIP-IDNR.

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