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A Turner man who pleaded guilty to multiple hunting violations will spend the next nine months behind bars.

Everett “Tyler” Leonard, 33, was also sentenced to two years probation and to pay $13,850 in fines in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Thursday, Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service said Friday.

Leonard pleaded guilty on Dec. 11 to 12 charges, including five counts of hunting after revocation, four charges of night hunting, and one count apiece of driving deer, molesting wildlife and possession of Schedule W drugs, according to MacDonald. Leonard also was forced to forfeit five firearms and a bow and arrow. The corporal didn’t disclose what type of drugs Leonard possessed....

Wardens also learned over the course of the investigation the Leonards were involved in similar activities during a hunting trip to Pennsylvania in 2010, MacDonald said, and Keystone State game wardens joined in the investigation. The two agencies were able to detect hundreds of violations by the men in October and December 2010......

The Leonards were initially prosecuted in Pennsylvania where the elder Leonard pleaded guilty to 17 violations, paid $2,300 in fines and spent 15 days in jail, MacDonald said. The younger Leonard pleaded guilty to 25 violations, spent 105 days behind bars and paid $3,500 in fines......
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