Illegal Mining

WAMC News
5:55 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

2 Accused of Illegal Quartz Mining in Vermont

Two men have been charged with illegally digging and extracting quartz from a wildlife management area in Vermont.

Robert LaPorte of Shaftsbury and Philip Yerke of Waterford, New York, were charged with willful and careless destruction of state property. Each man is subject to a $2,500 fine and loss of their licenses to hunt, fish or trap in Vermont for a year.

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