Man accused of selling eagle feathers

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A New Mexico man has been arrested for allegedly selling feathers from federally-protected eagles.

Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Dale N. Smith of Edgewood, has been charged with violating federal wildlife laws.

Smith was arrested last Thursday

He’s been ordered detained pending release to a halfway house under pretrial supervision.

Smith allegedly sold a feather fan containing 21 bald eagle feathers and a medicine wheel containing eight bald eagle feathers to the undercover agent for $1,000.

He also allegedly offered to sell a headdress with bald eagle feathers to the undercover agent for $2,000.

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