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Westminster man suspended from hunting in state

A Westminster man's hunting license was suspended in 45 states, including Maryland, after being convicted of five game violations.

Christopher Robert Meyer, 35, entered a guilty plea to five charges of poaching activity. He was charged with 39 other counts that were dropped as part of the plea, according to a news release from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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Exact details of the poaching activity were not clear in the news release.

As part of his plea, Meyer had to surrender six trophy antlered deer, multiple wild turkeys, a crossbow, a Remington shotgun and a compound bow. His license is suspended in Maryland for a year, a penalty that will apply in 44 other states as well, as part of the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact, according to the release.

He was also charged with a $1,000 fine, with $500 suspended, and put on a year of probation during which he cannot possess firearms.

According to the release, an investigation began in January 2015 after an officer noticed that Meyer used several different identification numbers to log his deer and turkey kills. Officers later found two untagged turkeys after a warrant search.

During the investigation, officers also seized three hunted deer. Meyer is also suspected of hunting in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park and the Arlington Cemetery of Chizuk Amuno Congregation, according to the release.

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