Times-Tribune Staff Report
A London cattle company and its treasurer have been federally indicted for falsifying records related to an investigation into selling animals containing medical drugs in their systems, according to Kyle Edelen, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey’s office.
Williams Cattle Company and Pamela Collette, 47, were indicted Monday.
The Food and Drug Administration investigated the company for violating a court-ordered injunction, which instructs the company not to purchase or sell cattle for slaughter that may contain drug medication residue, the indictment states.
Collette is accused of falsifying weekly reports that were supposed to be sent to buyers verifying the animals sold were drug-free in an attempt to influence the outcome of the investigation. She is also alleged to have created false documents that appeared to be prepared by a company that sold animals to Williams Cattle.
The injunction, filed in 2006, required Williams Cattle Company to notify buyers if animals had medical drugs in their systems. The injunction also obligated the company to identify the potential cause for the medical drugs and to refrain from buying animals from sellers who supply cattle that contains medical drugs.
Harvey and Special Agent in Charge Antoinette V. Henry of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations jointly announced the indictment.
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