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Officials: 2 men accused of illegal deer transactions

1 year 1 month 3 weeks ago January 27, 2016 Jan 27, 2016 Wednesday, January 27 2016 January 27, 2016 11:44 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

OBERLIN - Officials have cited two Louisiana men accused of illegal deer transactions in Allen Parish.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced in a news release that agents cited 42-year-old Charles W. Ortego of Kinder and 66-year-old Noland Meyers of Elton on Jan. 20.

Ortego is accused of illegally selling deer meat and failing to comply with deer tagging regulations. Meyers has been accused of illegally purchasing deer meat.

The department says agents received an anonymous tip on Jan. 13 about Ortego selling a deer to Meyers. After contacting Meyers, the department says he admitted to buying two deer from Ortego.

According to the department, illegally selling or purchasing deer meat can result in a $500 to $750 fine and 15 to 30 days in jail.

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