Raw Milk Advocate Guilty Of Obstucting A Peace OfficerOctober 19, 2017 1:11pm
Durham area dairy farmer Michael Schmidt has been found guilty of obstructing a peace officer.
The charges related to a raid on Schmidt’s farm in October 2015 by provincial officials gathering evidence of Schmidt’s raw milk operation. The raid resulted in a stand off with up to 70 of Schmidt’s supporters blocking the farm driveway and not allowing a cube van containing evidence to leave.
Schmidt was convicted of instigating the obstruction.
“I’m basically the controlling mind of 70 people. I wish I would be so powerful, but I’m not,” said Schmidt in an interview outside the Walkerton courthouse.
At Schmidt’s request, Judge R. Minard postponed sentencing until November 8.
His co-accused, John Schnurr of Georgian Bluffs, was found not guilty of the same charge.