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Man Who Illegally Shipped Scorpions Sentenced

(Medford, OR)  --  A Eugene man who pleaded guilty for illegally shipping live scorpions to Germany has been sentenced.  Federal prosecutors say 39-year-old Darren Drake imported and exported dozens of live scorpions without licensing.  One of the boxes was labeled "chocolates."  Drake also mailed live scorpions to Michigan and Texas.  He was sentenced to two years' federal probation, 250 hours community services, and a five-thousand dollar fine.

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