Columbia man accused of illegally transporting deer

2 years 6 months 1 week ago Wednesday, June 10 2015 Jun 10, 2015 Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:34:14 PM CDT June 10, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri man was accused of breaking federal law by transporting white-tailed deer to Florida.

A St. Louis grand jury indicted 54-year-old Charles "Sam" James of Columbia for violating federal law barring the trade of wildlife that have been illegally transported or sold.

The indictment alleges as co-owner of Timber Hollow Whitetails near Mexico, Missouri, James used a rented trailer to drive 11 live deer to a farm for the animals near Laurel Hills, Florida. The transport allegedly happened in October 2013. That came after a Florida law banned the importation of captive white-tailed deer.

Federal law bars the transport of live white-tailed deer out of Missouri or into Florida without proper documentation of the animals and health records certifying they're disease-free.

Court records didn't show whether James had an attorney.

 

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