CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — Michael Clemons pled guilty to one count of Taking or Possessing More Than One Turtle Per Day and one count of Transporting More Than One Turtle or Turtle Eggs.
In May 2019, the defendant was driving a truck that was pulled over for running a stop sign.
Clemons informed the deputies that he and his passenger, co-defendant Marchan Le Quire, had been trying to collect frogs and snakes from a nearby underpass.
Clemons was adjudicated guilty on both counts and sentenced to 6 months of probation on each count to be served consecutive to each other.
He will also have to complete 100 community service hours, make a $250 donation to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Wildlife Alert Fund, and pay court costs.
Not to be outdone by #Floridaman, a #FloridaWoman pulled this alligator out of her pants this morning during traffic stop after being asked the standard "Do you have anything else?" She also had 41 3-stripe turtles in the car. @MyFWC responded to take over the investigation. pic.twitter.com/UdZsDBvh9f— Charlotte County Sheriff's Office (@CCSOFLSheriff) May 6, 2019