KEY LARGO (CBSMiami) – Two men are facing charges after deputies say they tried to take several endangered deer from the Florida Keys.READ MORE: Halloween Is Back, But Make Sure To Celebrate With Proper Precautions
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says one their deputies pulled over Erik Damas and Tumani Younge early Sunday morning.READ MORE: Meet The 4 Candidates Vying For Miami Beach Commission Seat
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: Attorney For Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Resource Officer Scott Peterson Released Parts Of Deposition With Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel
The men could face up to five years in jail and fines of up to $5,000.