LITITZ, Pa. -- Wildlife officials say restaurant owners who scavenged deer parts from trash bins outside butcher shops violated laws that prohibit the sale of wild venison.
Authorities last week issued 15 citations against Shi Lu Eng, accusing her of illegally transporting deer to sell in New York.
A Wildlife Conservation officer says there's evidence that Eng and her husband, Chun Dwong, have been collecting discarded deer parts for the past couple years.
The officer seized hundreds of pounds of deer in December from their restaurant in Lititz, Pennsylvania, including brains, skinned tails and legs.
Nine samples of the restaurant's prepared food were taken, but all of it tested negative for the presence of deer meat.
The Engs are both charged with possession of deer parts intended for sale.
The restaurant, which is now out of business, was called the New China House, according to Lancaster Newspapers.
Defense lawyers weren't listed in court documents.