Feds execute search warrant at Hermes Vineyards

With search warrant in hand, a team of U.S. Department of Agriculture agents raided Hermes Vineyards Friday morning in Perkins Township.
Emil Whitis
Nov 3, 2012

Their possible target: paperwork.

Multiple area law enforcement officials said the agents made up a tactical team that assembled at a nearby parking lot early in the morning, then headed to the winery for a raid.

Perkins police said they don’t really have a clue what was going on.

Perkins police Chief Ken Klamar said agents had a search warrant to seize documents, but that’s all he knew.

Klamar redirected inquiries to Perkins police assistant Chief Robb Parthemore, who’d been in contact with agents earlier this week.

“They called us and said they wanted a marked unit,” Parthemore said. “I don’t know any more than that.”

Law enforcement officials, asking not to be named, said the raid stemmed from unpaid federal loans agents had come to collect on.

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does this mean the price of merlot is gonna go up again ?