|Published:||Aug 27, 2010 6:35 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 27, 2010 3:35 PM EDT|
JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are reburying about 120 sea turtle eggs after they were found in a backpack in South Florida.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Friday the backpack belonged to Kenneth Coleman, who was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and obstruction of justice after he fled on a bicycle when stopped by an officer. He is in jail on $6,000 bond.
Authorities say federal sea turtle poaching charges are also pending against him.
The eggs are being reburied in the hopes that they will hatch.
Some cultures consider the eggs to be an aphrodisiac and they can also be baked for food and used for religious purposes. Authorities say they are sold for up $36 a dozen on the black market.
It was not immediately known if he had attorney.
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