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Couple accused of trying to sell deer parts taken from trash

The Associated Press

LITITZ, Pa. — Authorities have again charged two former Pennsylvania restaurant owners accused of scavenging deer parts from trash bins outside butcher shops.

The state Game Commission earlier this month dissolved York County's deer management program area — established in 2012 after a farm-raised deer at a captive facility tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease — meaning only general hunting regulations apply.

PennLive.com reported Thursday that charges were re-filed against Shi Eng and Chun Eng after wildlife officials said the couple had been collecting discarded deer parts for a couple of years and violated laws against selling wild venison.

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

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

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