Athens Man Accused of Stealing Bones from Ohio University

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Associated Press
WOUB Staff Writer

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Updated Sat, Dec 14, 2013 1:25 pm

An Athens man is apparently providing proof that anything can and will be stolen to support a drug habit.

A former school employee is facing federal charges for allegedly stealing human bones from the anatomy laboratory at Ohio University.

Twenty-eight-year-old Weston Henri Moquin was charged this week with counts of transporting remains across state boundaries and stealing property from a federally funded agency.

Court documents say the Athens man took the bones between July 2011 and June 2012.

Defense attorney Keith Yeazel told The Associated Press on Friday that his client sold the bones to support a drug habit.

The Columbus Dispatch reports a settlement agreement would require Moquin to pay more than $84,000 in restitution.

Yeazel says Moquin in in a drug treatment program.

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