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Texas Deer Breeder Guilty Of Illegal Transport

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TYLER  (AP) — An East Texas man running a deer-breeding facility has pleaded guilty to federal wildlife charges over his acquisition of some animals.

Prosecutors in Tyler on Friday announced Blake Powell of Cherokee County pleaded guilty to three counts of negligent transportation of wildlife.

Investigators say Powell, who owned Rockin’ P White Tails, illegally imported live whitetail deer three times during 2007. The market value of the animals topped $208,000. Details of the out-of-state sources for the deer were not immediately released.

Powell, who pleaded guilty Monday, faces up to a year in prison. No sentencing date has been set.

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