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Louisiana business, 3 men indicted for smuggling deer into Mississippi
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 4:08 PM EST
A Louisiana business and three men have been indicted on federal charges alleging they conspired to import white-tail deer from other states into wildlife enclosures in Pearl River and Lamar counties.
The Sun Herald reports those named in the indictment are Omni Pinnacle LLC, and three individuals — Brian Reine, Ronald Reine and Bruce Swilley.
State and federal laws prohibit importing white-tailed deer into Mississippi to protect the local white-tail deer population and the public from the effects of chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis.
Omni Pinnacle is a disaster debris-management company based in Pearl River, La.
The three men are accused of conspiring to smuggle deer onto wildlife enclosures in Mississippi in 2011 and 2012.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com