Men Accused Of Illegally Buying, Selling, Possessing Snakes Head To Court

Three men are scheduled to be in court Monday after fish and wildlife officers seize more than one hundred snakes earlier this month.

21-year old Zechariah Johnson of Evarts, 33-year old Roger Leo Day of Harlan, and 56-year old William R. Howard of Harlan each face up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine as they are charged with illegally buying, selling, or possessing wildlife.

Their arraignment is scheduled for Monday in Harlan District Court.


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  • by SCMC Location: Another State on Jul 29, 2008 at 04:16 AM
    Wonder if they planned on taking the snakes to church?????
  • by DC Location: Hazard on Jul 28, 2008 at 01:17 PM
    What we are dealing with here folks, are our constitutional rights. IF a person is 18 years old, and wants to pick up a snake(s) as part of their religion, should it be against the law? The answer is NO. It is snakes today my fellow countrymen...tomorrow, it could be the Holy Bible. You had better guard your rights against Big Brother, or it will be too late. You'd better listen to me. I don't handle snakes, but if a person is 18 it should be their RIGHT to do so. The police are in Church now. They are in your bloodstream, and your urine. What next?
  • by kiki Location: london on Jul 28, 2008 at 10:48 AM
    There is never any good deed's shown on the news.IT'S always the "wanted" or a police chase, my husband and I both agree that all the news can't be bad, but oh that doesn't attract viewer's ,quit competing with other station's and dare to be different , report on some of the wonderful things happening in our wonderful state, I assure there out there.
  • by sam on Jul 28, 2008 at 10:34 AM
    send him to jail with all the other hypochrites.
  • by jane Location: harlan on Jul 28, 2008 at 10:06 AM
    those poor little snakes, hope they bite him
  • by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2008 at 10:05 AM
    i dont like snakes i dont care what they do with them. not much for wild life. snake is dangers. why do we need snakes.? i would kill any snake i come up on i think. maybe not a black or green snake.
  • by Va.Ann on Jul 28, 2008 at 04:58 AM
    Who cares haow many snakes they have???What difference does it make??Snakes are so plentyfull her you have to wear boots just walk out side.=Hey foks when you chip monks in your yard the snakes are there some where,and no doubt a cop following them.

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