Father, Adult Son Plead Guilty In Black Market Eagle Trafficking Posted by Deja Andersen Date: December 13, 2019 4:58 pm Leave a comment 15 Views RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City father and adult son have pleaded guilty to federal charges in a case that offered a glimpse into the illegal trafficking of eagles and other protected birds. Troy Fairbanks and his son, Majestic, were among 30 people and pawn shops indicted in 2017 as part of a two-year investigation into the black market trade of eagle carcasses, parts and feathers. Investigators say they purchased protected bird parts from suspects in 5 states including Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota. Prosecutors say investigators found more than 100 eagle carcasses or parts in the Fairbanks’ Rapid City home.