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Tuesday, Sep 4, 2001County: Lancaster
Disposition: Not Charged
Person of Interest: Shawn White
District Justice Rodney Hartman found the New Holland Sales Stables guilty on 31 counts of Title 18, 5511(e.1) after a hearing on November 20, 2001.
Judge Hartman imposed a $50.00 fine on each of the 31 counts for a total of $1550.00 plus court costs. Judge Hartman also awarded the 31 horses to the PA SPCA.
New Holland Sales Stables has 30 days to appeal the decision. Their attorney, Mr. Gray indicated that an appeal would be filed in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.
All charges against Shawn White, the driver of the double deck cattle trailer were dismissed in an apparent plea agreement for his testimony in the hearing against the New Holland Sales Stables. Mr. White testified as a witness for the prosecution.
On September 17, 2001 the PA SPCA filed 31 counts of Title 18, 5511(e)1 against Shawn White, the driver of a double deck cattle trailer owned by an OH livestock dealer.
On September 26, 2001 the PA SPCA filed 30 counts of Title 18, 5511(e)1 against the New Holland Sales Stables, New Holland, PA.
The charges are the result of an incident on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 when the PA SPCA, assisted by the New Holland Police Department, NHPD, stopped a double deck cattle trailer carrying 31 horses on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 in Lancaster County.
The 31 horses were seized by the PA SPCA and are being held at various locations as evidence in the PA SPCA's criminal investigation.
- Equine Protection Network - November 20, 2001
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