Created: 01/02/2013 2:42 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste
A Freeport farmer acquitted on charges of selling raw milk in Hennepin County is asking to have similar charges dismissed in Stearns County.
Organic egg producer Alvin Schlangen has filed a motion to dismiss three of the six counts against him in Stearns County. Schlangen and his attorney are scheduled to argue that motion Thursday before Judge Thomas Knapp.
In October, a Hennepin County jury found Schlangen not guilty of selling raw milk, operating without a food handler's license and handling adulterated food.
Schlangen faces those three charges in Stearns County. He also faces three other misdemeanors.
Schlangen's legal battles have become a rallying point for raw milk advocates.
The St. Cloud Times reports no trial date has been set for the Stearns County case.
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