UT woman's undercover farm filming case dismissed

4/30/2013 4:30 PM
By Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has dismissed a case against a Utah woman charged under a new state law prohibiting undercover filming on agricultural property.

Draper prosecutors charged 25-year-old Amy Meyer in February with one misdemeanor charge of agricultural operation interference.

Meyer had pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Meyer's attorney Stewart Gollan says in February his client filmed operations of a meat packing company in Draper while standing on public property.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports prosecutors moved to drop the case after seeing video from Meyer showing she was on public property at least part of the time while filming.

Utah courts spokeswoman Nancy Volmer tells the Deseret News that Meyer was the first person to be prosecuted under the law.

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