2 arrests for illegal wildlife sales

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says two men are accused of selling deer to undercover agents. An investigator says the alleged ringleader remains at large after a yearlong investigation in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes.

Capt. Cliff Comeaux says 34-year-old Henry Rineheart of Plaquemine and 35-year-old Aaron Comeaux of Gueydan were arrested last week.

He says Rineheart is accused of selling five deer, and Comeaux of selling four deer and three alligators.

Selling deer carries up to 30 days in jail and a $750 fine, and selling alligator carries up to 60 days in jail and a $350 fine.

The department can also assess civil restitution of $524.54 each for deer, and $35 a foot and $2.21 a pound for alligators.

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