CULVER, Ind. (WANE) Indiana Conservation Officers arrested two Indiana men Wednesday following an investigation into the illegal possession and sale of deer meat.
The investigation began after officers received a tip that deer meat was being sold illegally from a processing facility south of Plymouth, Indiana.
The officers determined that Willard “Doug” Corey, 71, the owner of Corey’s Deer Processing, and his son-in-law, William Strong, 45, had not been following state regulations regarding the sale of wild deer meat or venison.
Corey was arrested on two felony counts of illegal sale of wildlife and two misdemeanor counts of illegal possession of deer.
Strong was arrested on two felony counts of conspiracy to wit: illegal sale of wildlife and two misdemeanor counts of illegal possession of deer.
Approximately 300-400 pounds of illegally possessed venison was donated to local food banks.