ST. LANDRY PARISH MEN CITED FOR ALLIGATOR VIOLATION

Release Date: 07/10/2006

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two St. Landry Parish men on July 2 for allegedly killing an alligator during a closed close season. 


Acting on a complaint, agents were able to apprehend Reginald Brown Jr., 20, and Blyth Offord, 21, both of Washington.  Brown and Offord still had the freshly killed 5-foot alligator in their ice chest.  The alligator was seized and later sold.


The penalty for taking an alligator during a closed season is a fine between $400 and $750 or jail time up to 120 days or both plus court costs.


Agents participating in the case were Lt. Glen Gremillion, Sgts. Travis Huval, Cliff Ortis, Brad Garon and Senior Agent Channing Duvall.  The Krotz Springs Police Department also assisted in the case.


For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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