Small Farm Owners Found in Contempt of Court

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Owners of the Sweet Peas Farm inside the town limits of Williamstown Township have been found in contempt of a court order.

Today, Jeremiah and Jessica Hudson told Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina that they had gotten rid of their farm animals Tuesday, just hours before Wednesday's hearing.

Judge Aquilina said it was too late.

Back in February, the judge ruled the Hudson family was violating Township ordinances that forbid keeping farm animals in an area zoned residential.

The family kept goats, pot-bellied pigs, chickens and rabbits in the back yard of their 1.5 acre property.

Township lawyer Gary Bender told News 10 the township is "relieved the court's orders are finally being complied with."

A hearing will be held in August to determine if the Hudson family must pay the township's Attorney fees and costs.