A new trial date has been set for a Richfield couple who face 63 misdemeanor charges involving violations of the state's wildlife laws.
Doug and Peggy White, 377 S. First East, will go on trial Dec. 14. The trial was initially set for June 1 but was postponed.The affidavit from which a search warrant was obtained states Utah Division of Wildlife Resource officers posed as California hunters and purchased venison from the Whites at their premises on more than one occasion during 1986.
The defendants have operated a game processing facility. Their records were seized, along with wildlife meat, Oct. 26, 1987, by DWR officers.
The Whites are accused of three counts of illegal possession of big game, 25 of unlawful sale of wildlife, six of unlawful shipping of wildlife and one of failure to require a tag.
Illegal possession charges are class A misdemeanors and carry maximum penalties of one year in jail and a fine of $2,500 upon each conviction. Other charges are class B misdemeanors, each carrying a maximum jail sentence of six months and a fine of $1,000.