Man accused of selling eagle feathers

Man arrested for 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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