Man busted with illegal deer sausage avoids jail

Published 9:34 am Monday, December 31, 2018

CONVENT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who authorities say was caught in an illegal deer sausage sting will avoid prison time.

The Advocate cites an arrest report that says 31-year-old Brandon J. Engham sold 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) of wild deer sausage for $60 to an undercover state Wildlife and Fisheries agent in March. He fled after the sale, crashing into an agent’s car and leading authorities on a chase that reached 95 mph (153 kph).

A search of his two homes yielded 10 cleaned raccoon carcasses and packages of deer sausage, fish fillets, shrimp and unknown meat.

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Engham later told agents he bought the deer meat and raccoons from a Mississippi seller. He also acknowledged trying to sell blue crabs without a license.

Per a plea agreement, he received five years’ probation and a $1,000 fine.