A local restaurant is under investigation after bringing meat from a possibly road-killed animal into its facility.
On Tuesday, the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish executed a search warrant at the China House restaurant on East Cedar Street.
Brady Frude, the west Rawlins game warden, said meat samples were taken from the restaurant to undergo lab testing.
“As of now we haven’t filed any charges, still going through an investigatory phase on that right now,” Frude said.
An employee had taken the meat from a deer he found, restaurant owner Ed Gong said. The deer carcass was outside of the restaurant, but Gong said the meat was put in the restaurant’s freezer.
“He wanted to cook a soup or something like that,” Gong said, adding that the meat was for the employee’s personal use and was never served to customers.
The meat didn’t appear to be served to customers, Frude said.