KEY LARGO (CBSMiami) – Two men are facing charges after deputies say they tried to take several endangered deer from the Florida Keys.READ MORE: Battery Charges Filed Against 5 Miami Beach Officers Following Rough Arrest
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says one their deputies pulled over Erik Damas and Tumani Younge early Sunday morning.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: Demand For Testing At An All-Time High As Delta Variant Surges
The deputy immediately noticed several deer tied up and struggling in the car.
He called for a wildlife officer who confirmed they were Key deer.MORE NEWS: Dolphin TE Mike Gesicki, Others, Go On COVID-19 Reserve List
The men could face up to five years in jail and fines of up to $5,000.