Release Date: 06/27/2006

Agents from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division cited Jeffery Paul Ivy, 47, of Zachary on June 10 for allegedly possessing red drum in Federal waters.

Ivy was cited after agents found him in possession of two red drum in Federal waters.  It is a violation of state and Federal law to possess red drum in Federal waters off the Louisiana coast.  The violation occurred in the Gulf of Mexico south of Lafourche Parish.  Agents found the fish during a size and bag limit check on Ivy's vessel.

If convicted, he faces a fine between $900 and $950, or jail time up to 120 days or both, plus court costs and forfeiture of anything seized.  In addition there is a $407.27 civil restitution assessment for the two fish.

Agents participating in the cases were Maj. Joey Broussard, Maj. Jeff Mayne, Sgt. Chad Hebert and Senior Agent William Boyd.

For more information contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or