COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Two males had been arrested for illegally selecting greater than 4,500 kilos of noticed palmetto berries on non-public property, officers mentioned.
Daniel Navarrete, 23, and David Casillas, 19, face expenses of fleeing and eluding, grand theft, and harvesting berries with no allow, deputies with the Collier County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned.
In Florida, folks must have a allow from the state Division of Agriculture and Client Companies in addition to permission from the property proprietor as a way to legally harvest noticed palmetto berries.
Neither Navarrete nor Casillas had a allow or permission to take away berries from the property proprietor, in keeping with arrest studies.
The 2 males ran from deputies in separate automobiles after CCSO Aviation crews noticed them taking berries close to twenty eighth Avenue Southeast and Everglades Boulevard South shortly after midnight, deputies mentioned.
When deputies caught as much as the lads, they confiscated 20 giant luggage of harvested berries weighing 4,600 kilos from the automobiles. The berries had a price of $5,400, arrest studies mentioned.