ME: Turner man pleads guilty to illegal hunting, drug trafficking
December 12, 2012
Everett T. Leonard enters a guilty plea on numerous charges
including deer poaching and night hunting in Androscoggin County
Superior Court Tuesday morning.
AUBURN, Maine — Everett T.
Leonard of Turner pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a dozen charges,
including many misdemeanor hunting violations and a felony drug
Leonard, 33, along with his father, Everett H.
Leonard, also of Turner, was indicted in May 2011 on a total of 35
charges of illegal hunting, drug trafficking, criminal trespass and
The charges, which followed a four-month
investigation by the Maine Warden Service, the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, were in
connection with crimes that occurred between September and November
Leonard pleaded guilty to five counts of hunting
under revocation, four counts of night hunting, molesting wildlife,
driving deer and unlawful possession of the narcotic drug oxycodone.
More than a dozen other charges were dismissed by prosecutors.
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