Mercer Co. woman guilty of illegal feather sales

June 19, 2008 7:29:59 AM PDT
A Mercer County woman has pleaded guilty to illegally selling feathers from protected birds on an Internet auction site.

Forty-one-year-old Candas Lynn Rohrdanz, of Sharon, pleaded guilty to six counts of unlawful sale and possession of wildlife parts. Four counts were withdrawn.

She also pleaded guilty for possessing part of a timber rattlesnake without the proper permits. She was fined a total of $836 on June 10.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says it purchased feathers from a red-shouldered hawk, crow, blackbird, Canada goose, gull, blue jay, barred owl, turkey vulture, and wild turkey.