Pawn shop pleads guilty in Project Dakota Flyer
Another Rapid City pawn shop has entered a guilty plea as part of Project Dakota Flyer, an undercover investigation into the trafficking of eagle parts along with other protected birds.
Pawn With Us in Rapid City entered a guilty plea in federal court Friday morning to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Like the other businesses that have pleaded so far, Pawn With Us was hit with a $3,000 fine.
According to the factual basis statement in the case, a confidential informant came into the store in June of 2014 and bought a Native American style dance fan that was made from hawk feathers for $62.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service later determined that the feathers came from a red-tailed hawk.