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      Auction held at former Drakesville property of accused animal hoarder

      An auction was held Saturday at the former house of a Drakesville man accused of hoarding animals.

      Despite the rain, several people gathered at the property Roger Blew once called home to place bids on his belongings.

      Some of those items included many animal cages and other animal equipment, several antiques, and other unique items Blew had acquired throughout his life.

      The auction was conducted by Admire Auction Services based out of Centerville.

      "I wish the rain would've stayed away today," said Admire Auction Services employee Heather Admir. "But other than that, I think we're doing really good."

      After the home is cleared out, it is unknown at this time what the next step will be. There are legal ramifications to it.

      Blew is currently facing 28 charges of animal neglect, livestock neglect, and duty to dispose of dead bodies.

      Eight of those are serious misdemeanor charges that could carry a year in jail each.

      The remaining charges are all simple misdemeanors that could carry up to 30 days in jail each.

      His trial is currently scheduled for September.