SPOKANE, Wash. -- Three residents of Twisp have been sentenced for violating the Endangered Species Act in a case involving the poaching of wolves.

William D. White, Tom D. White, and his wife, Erin J. White, were sentenced in federal court on Wednesday after reaching plea agreements with prosecutors.

The case began in 2008 after a suspicious package was left with a private shipping company in Omak. The package was addressed to a resident of Alberta, Canada. An Omak police officer observed that the package appeared to be leaking blood, and when it was opened they found a fresh wolf hide inside.

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