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.