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Wildlife Trafficker Sentenced

Wildlife trafficker Ashtyn Michael Rance pleads guilty in turtle poaching and Lacey Act violations. He has been sentenced to serve 33 months in prison on each count concurrently to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $4,300 fine. He also can no longer sell or possess wildlife while under supervised release. Additionally, Rance, a convicted felon, acknowledged that he illegally possessed a Bushmaster Carbine .223 caliber rifle and Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun in his Valdosta home.