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More than 200 charges stayed against accused in bizarre stolen goods case

03/04/2015 10:10 EST | Updated 05/04/2015 05:59 EDT
EDMONTON - Charges have been stayed in one of the largest and strangest stolen goods cases in Edmonton history.

Police seized thousands of items from a home in northwest Edmonton in August 2013, believing they were stolen.

They included a buffalo head, a crocodile head, an ostrich egg, a stuffed hawk and a stuffed tortoise.

There were also licence plates, watches, motorcycle helmets, golf clubs, liquor and yes, a kitchen sink.

In all, the seized material filled four five-tonne trucks.

But on Wednesday, the more than 200 charges that had been laid against Jason Raymond Schell, 34, were stayed, with Alberta Justice saying there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction.

Prosecutors have one year to bring the charges back, if there’s new evidence.

(CHED)

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