Published: Mar 01, 2012 4:47 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Undercover wildlife investigators have arrested dozens of people in northeast Florida and charged them with poaching and selling wildlife illegally.
More than 56 individuals were charged with 36 felonies and 280 misdemeanors from a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigation that finished Wednesday.
The individuals are accused of buying and selling prohibited deer, turtles and fish. The arrests were made in Alachua, Marion, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

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