Wash. police: Millionaire smuggler ran bestiality farm
SEATTLE (AP) - A formerly wealthy entrepreneur who spent three years in prison for smuggling cocaine is in trouble with the law again, this time for reportedly running a bestiality farm in Washington state.
Douglas Spink was arrested at his compound near the Canadian border in Whatcom County this week for investigation of violating the terms of his supervised release. Also taken into custody was a 51-year-old tourist from Great Britain, who is accused of having sex with three dogs.
Spink was arrested in 2005 as part of a smuggling ring. He was given a lenient sentence because of his extensive cooperation with investigators.
Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo says dogs, horses and mice were seized from Spink's property. The mice had their tails cut off, were smothered in Vaseline and had to be euthanized. Spink is due in federal court in Seattle Friday on a charge of violating the terms of his supervised release. His attorney, Howard Phillips, calls the allegations "refutable."
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