A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division Agent arrested two men for alleged recreational fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish on Nov. 9.
LDWF Sgt. Adam Young arrested Terry Felo Jr., 42, of Harvey, and Gary Felo, 39, of New Orleans, for taking and possessing undersized red drum, possessing over 10 red drum, and taking or possessing undersizde black drum. Terry Felo was also charged with the intentional concealment of illegal fish.
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office (PPSO) deputies also charged the pair with criminal trespassing for entering into a parish owned pump station without permission. It was also discovered both men had warrants out for Jefferson Parish and Gretna.
Sgt. Young and Plaquemines Parish Deputies stopped the men and found them in possession of 63 red drum, placing them 53 over their daily limit. Out of the 63 red drum, 61 were under the minimum size limit of 16 inches. The men also possessed three black drum under the size limit of 16 inches. Additionally, when uniformed law enforcement arrived on scene Terry Felo tried to conceal the illegal fish from agents and deputies.
Taking undersized red drum carries up to a $350 fine and 60 days in jail. Possessing of over 10 red drum and intentional concealment of illegal fish each brings up to a $950 fine and 120 days in jail for each offense. The men also face a total civil restitution of $1,614.67 for the illegally possessed fish.
LDWF Enforcement Sgt. Adam Young and PPSO Deputies Chad Lafrance and Johnathan Camneter were involved in the case.
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