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Raid today on Michael Schmidt’s farm linked to sheep suspected of scrapie

From David E. Gumpert on The Complete Patient blog:

View from the farmhouse, of today’s police raid on Michael Schmidt’s farm.

“A raiding party of twenty agents from three different agencies descended on Michael Schmidt’s Ontario Farm  at 7 this morning with a simple message: he could be looking at 14 years in jail in connection with conspiracy charges in connection with the scrapie sheep case from last April.

The agents didn’t actually have any kind of indictment or charges, just a search warrant that gave them authority to confiscate the four computers at his Glencolton Farm, and to copy all the information from all iPhones they could find. But the warrant indicated that the search was in connection with potential conspiracy charges for Schmidt’s suspected involvement in the sheep case. The agents were from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), as well as provincial and local police. Continue reading

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August 2, 2012 police raid on Michael Schmidt’s Glencolton Farms, just after the court granted him leave to appeal

That’s what Michael Schmidt is reporting today on Facebook, along with this pictures:

Photo via Michael Schmidt today.

Update 9:44 pm: Apparently this raid was regarding sheep, not raw milk.

Sheep farmer Montana Jones was also raided this morning by the OPP and CFIA, according to lawyer Karen Selick.

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Montana Jones sheep story continues….

Montana’s lawyer, Karen Selick, posted this message on Facebook today:

Photo via Montana Jones’ FB page. There was no accompanying text.

“OPP and CFIA are at Montana Jones‘ farm RIGHT NOW executing search warrant. They are going to charge her with obstructing CFIA–which means they are not planning to pay her compensation for the 70 or so sheep they destroyed.”

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