A Yakima County woman pleaded guilty in Pierce County Superior Court on Monday to supplying illegally obtained deer and elk carcasses to a Tacoma man thought to be one of the state’s most prolific wildlife traffickers.
Evelena Bobb, 49, pleaded guilty as charged to one count of first-degree unlawful trafficking in wildlife. Judge Helen Whitener sentenced Bobb to perform 240 hours of community service in lieu of 30 days in jail.
Agents with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Bobb supplied several deer and elk to Bona Bunphoath over the course of 2011. She is suspected of obtaining the animals in the Yakima area and delivering them via pickup to Bunphoath, who then sold the meat on the black market, court records show.
She was charged earlier this year and allowed to remain free on her own recognizance.
Bunphoath, who was described in court records as “one of the largest illegal wildlife traffickers in Washington state history,” pleaded guilty last year to four counts of unlawfully trafficking in fish or wildlife.
He was sentenced to 240 hours of community service and 60 days of home detention.