Amber Heard Charged with Dog Smuggling, Faces 10 YEARS in Prison

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In mid-May, Johnny Depp found himself in major trouble after sneaking his two Yorkshire Terriers into Australia.

Once the government learned of the dogs' existence, they actually gave Depp a time frame during which he could evacuate the canine... or else they would be killed.

Now, as a result of the same incident, Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, has actually been charged two counts of illegally importing Pistol and Boo into the country.

She also faces one count of producing a false document, the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions said on Thursday.

Amber Heard Premiere Photo

If convicted across the board, Heard faces a $75,000 fine... and 10 years in prison.

Earlier this year, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce accused Depp of smuggling the couple's puppies aboard his private jet while filming the fifth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

(The shooting of which ought to be a crime in and of itself.)

"If we start letting movie stars - even though they've been the sexiest man alive twice - to come into our nation (with pets), then why don't we just break the laws for everybody?" Joyce said at the time.

"It's time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States."

Australia has strict quarantine regulations to prevent diseases such as rabies from spreading to its shores. 

It's a complicated process to bring dogs into the country, one that involves permits and quarantines, and one that Depp and Heard ignored.

The actress is due in a Queensland court on September 7 to answer to this summons.

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