November 1, 2014

Man alleged of violating TB quarantine bound over to circuit court

Danny Koelsch
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STANDISH — Danny Koelsch, the Lincoln Township feedlot owner who allegedly violated a bovine tuberculosis quarantine, was bound over from district court to 23rd Circuit Court Feb. 23.

Koelsch, 66, is scheduled for circuit court arraignment March 16.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development placed a quarantine on Koelsch’s feedlot in the fall after it was discovered to have a TB-positive animal that was purchased from a herd in Gratiot County on the premises.

Koelsch has been charged with 47 counts of violating the Animal Industry Act, with 31 counts alleging he illegally sold cattle after the Michigan Department of Agriculture quarantined his herd, and another 16 counts alleging he illegally added cattle to the herd. Each count is a felony and carries a penalty of five years in prison and/or a $1,000-$50,000 fine

Koelsch is being represented by Attorney Peter Jensen. He was arraigned in 81st District Court Feb. 3.

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