“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