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Judge orders placement of seized reptiles


By Scott Harvey

Quitman – The Humane Society of North Texas is awarded custody of nearly 80 snakes seized from a residence last week near Quitman.

A Wood County judge also ordered the snakes' former owner, whose true identity has been revealed as Damon James Heynen, to pay the costs for animal care. To date, that totals $4,000.

Heynen is also wanted under aliases in five other states.