Sheridan County Man Pleads Not Guilty to 11 Poaching Charges

(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

A Sheridan County man charged with 11 counts of Wanton Destruction of a Big Game Animal, was arraigned in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan Thursday. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

9 of the charges against 62-year-old Gregg Lambdin are felonies, while two are misdemeanors. Lamdin pleaded “not guilty” to all of the charges and District Court Judge, William Edelman, via video conference from the Johnson County Courthouse, entered the “not guilty” pleas into the record and said that a pretrial conference and trial date would be set in the near future. The charges against Lambdin stem from a two-month investigation by law enforcement with the Game and Fish, after information was provided to them about possible illegal activity on Lambdin’s property on Big Goose Road in Sheridan County.

During a search of the property in late November of last year, 114 deer carcasses in varying stages of decomposition were documented by investigators with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan region. On February 4, an arrest warrant was issued and Lamdin turned himself into authorities the following day. If convicted on all 11 counts, Lambdin faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of not less than $45,000, and not more than $110,000.

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