PRESTON, Minn. (AP) — A mother and her 18-year-old son from southeastern Minnesota are accused of stealing nearly $5,000 in frozen gopher feet and selling them for a bounty.
Thirty-seven-year-old Tina Marie Garrison and Junior Lee Dillon, both of Preston, were charged last month with receiving stolen property and theft.READ MORE: Tax Refund Delays Likely To Grow As Filing Deadline Nears
Garrison has pleaded not guilty. Her son has a court hearing next month.
The complaint alleges a gopher trapper contacted the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, saying bags of frozen gopher feet had been stolen from his freezer.READ MORE: Otis 'Popeye' Givens Charged With Murder In Mpls. Parking Garage Shooting
The owner contacted local townships that offer rewards for gophers to keep down their numbers and found Dillon had turned in $1,014 in feet in November. In December, Garrison turned in $3,780 in feet.
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