Suspected gator breeder busted in Naples

Published: May 9, 2015 7:55 PM EDT
Updated: May 10, 2015 1:43 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla.- Florida wildlife officials arrested a man suspected of breeding American alligators.

One dozen 12-inch alligators were confiscated on Friday from a 50-gallon aquarium at the man’s home.

Collier County Sheriff’s deputies say Charles Edwards had the aquarium in a room with a pad-locked door.

Edwards was still in the Naples jail on Saturday night held on a $5,000 bond for alligator possession charges.