LaPorte man pleads guilty to illegal sale of rabbits

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- A New Carlisle man pleaded guilty to the illegal sale of rabbits on two separate occasions in December 2012.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Dallas Lawson sold rabbits to someone at the Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area on two occasions.

Lawson pleaded guilty to one count of illegal sale of wildlife, a class C misdemeanor.

He was sentenced to 60-days in jail suspended with court costs and fines of $169.

He also was charged a fee of $265 for the replacement of 8 rabbits.

Lawson's hunting privileges in Indiana and those states that participate in the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact will be suspended for one year.


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