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“Oh Deer!”, Westmorland Woman Charged for Housing Wildlife

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Westmorland, NY (WIBX) – “Oh Deer!”, that may have been the reaction of officers as they attempted to serve a search warrant at a Westmorland home.

According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department and State DEC officials, the lawmen were greeted at the door by a deer as they attempted to execute that search warrant.

Authorities say the also found a living, breathing squirrel inside the dwelling as well.

Diane Griffith was charged by the Department of Environmental Conservation for having a deer and squirrel living in the residence, she was also arrested for possessing a pistol without a permit.

Authorities say her Husband, Bruce Griffin was also charged for possessing a rifle as a convicted felon.

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