- A Florida man known for his expertise with monkeys is now being charged with illegally selling and trafficking the primates across the United States.
- Jimmy Wayne Hammonds now faces multiple charges related to what authorities claim was a business to breed and sell monkeys illegally.
- If convicted of the various charges, Hammonds is looking at several decades in prison.
A man who went by the nickname "Monkey Whisperer" is now facing a list of charges due to his involvement with — you guessed it — monkeys. The man, 57-year-old Jimmy Wayne Hammonds of Parrish, Florida, is in deep monkey poo over what authorities say was an illegal breeding and sale operation.
Hammonds was reportedly busted when he tried to sell a capuchin monkey — one of the classic, adorable "movie monkeys" — to a buyer in California. He allegedly prepared transport for the primate to the buyer, despite the fact that the entire sale (and the buyer's potential ownership of the monkey) was super illegal. Oops!
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