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Antlers cost vendor dearly

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — A Memorial Day flea market vendor locked proverbial horns with Virginia authorities over the sale of animal parts and ended up paying the price in court, according to Carroll's commonwealth's attorney.

A Department of Game and Inland Fisheries special agent, Jay Dowdy, launched an investigation of a Galliopis, Ohio, man named Barry L. Williams after receiving a tip the vendor had sold antlers in Hillsville in the fall of 2008, Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Goad reports.

Dowdy obtained a cell phone number and called the suspect.


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