Jul 27, 2010 8:38 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Court Date Set for Snake Farm Suspects

OBERLIN, La. (AP) - Arraignment for an Allen Parish couple
charged with defying a state snake permit law and mistreating
animals has been set.
District Attorney Todd Nesom sid that
44-year-old David Beauchemin and his 23-year-old wife, Tawni, will
be arraigned on Sept. 2.
The Beauchemins are charged with 21 counts of simple cruelty to
animals and one count of possession of snakes longer than 12 feet
without a required state permit. They also face charges of
violating interstate commerce by selling snakes that were not legal
to possess; theft of less than $300 by fraud; telephone harassment;
and cyberstalking.
The Beauchemins were arrested in March after authorities
received a complaint that they were illegally selling animals on
the Internet.


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