Release Date: 03/21/2006

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Pitkin residents for alleged gross littering on West bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on March 3.

Rachael Lynn Simmons, 23, was cited for gross littering after agents investigated an illegal dumpsite on West bay WMA in Allen Parish.  The site, near Tom Jeff Road, consisted of household items and childrens toys.  Documents found in the trash pile led agents to Simmons.

Chance Lee Thompson, 20, was cited for gross littering after agents investigated another dumpsite on West bay WMA.  The dumpsite consisted of piles of household items, a satellite television receiver, tools, shoes and documents that led agents to Thompson.

The penalty for gross littering is a fine up to $5,000, up to 100 hours of community service, jail for up to 30 days, possible drivers license suspension for up to one year, plus court costs.

Agents participating in the cases were Senior Agents Joey James and Wendel Vaughn.

EDITORS: For more information, contact Lt. Col. K. LaCaze at 225-765-2469 or