Man pleads guilty to selling bald eagle feathers

EDGEWOOD, N.M. (KRQE) – An Edgewood man has pleaded guilty to selling feathers from federally protected bald eagles.

Dale Smith, 60, was caught through an undercover investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

He is charged with violating federal wildlife laws after he sold a feather fan and a medicine wheel containing eight feathers to the undercover agent for $1,000.

He faces up to two years in prison.

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