SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A 23-year-old Santa Ana man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of illegally possessing 16 ferrets, which are banned in California.

Sebastian Alexander Swisher was arrested at his home in the 3200 block of South Center Street, where he was cited and released for the importation and transportation of live restricted animals, Santa Ana police said.

Santa Ana police received a tip that Swisher had been buying the ferrets and bringing them back to California, where they are banned, to sell.

The 16 ferrets were taken to OC Animal Care.

(credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

(credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

(credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

(credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

(credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

(credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

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