Questions Raised about Warden Investigation
A Maine Republican lawmaker wants answers about a poaching investigation that led to a big raid but minor charges.
State Sen. Paul Davis of Sangerville said Monday he wants Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Chandler Woodcock to explain the conduct of the wardens.
Davis' comments came a day after a Maine Sunday Telegram investigation into an undercover operation and raid in the northern Maine town of Allagash.
State officials declined to provide policies for undercover investigations or to discuss the fact an undercover warden provided guns, ammunition and searchlight to a suspect and even shot a deer to encourage him to poach.
A statement issued by the Maine Warden Service said it "stands wholeheartedly behind this investigation" and accused the newspaper of "misrepresentations and inaccuracies." (AP)