Washington County man charged for illegal possession of venomous snakes

Brandon Boyles, 28, was a former employee at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - A Washington County, Md., man has been charged with multiple counts of illegal possession of venomous snakes, animal cruelty, and reckless endangerment. 

Department of Natural Resources Police officials say Brandon Boyles, 28, of Cascade, Md. has been criminally charged after police found ten snakes in his apartment that could kill a human in one bite.

According of officials, Boyles had a YouTube account under the name "Venomman 20” that showed a video of the unboxing of the snakes.

During the investigation, police learned Boyles left his job at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve in Frederick County, taking multiple venomous snakes, alligators, and a crocodile that he owned. As part of a search warrant, officers found snakes living in dirty conditions and found two dead snakes in the freezer. 

He is scheduled to appear in Washington County District Court in May. 

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