North Carolina man faces felony charges for possessing 216 Venus flytraps
WHNT / Brunswick County
Archie Lee Williams Jr.

via WHNT:

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WHNT) -- A North Carolina man faces felony charges after officers found him with 216 Venus flytraps, WWAY reports.

Archie Lee Williams Jr., 41, of Bolivia, N.C., is looking at 73 counts of felony taking of a Venus flytrap.

The Venus flytrap is listed as a special concern and vulnerable plant on the North Carolina Protected Plant Species list.

North Carolina Wildlife Master Officer John White said tips came in for a month before they were able to catch the suspect, adding that it is difficult to track suspects down when they travel from area to area, WWAY reports.

Williams is being held at the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $750,000 bond.

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