Release Date: 10/10/2006

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents arrested Henry L. Shavers, 39, of Monterey on Sept. 27, for alleged night hunting and drug violations. 

Agents observed Shavers hunting from his vehicle with the aid of a spotlight for several minutes.  When agents made contact with Shavers, a loaded .22 caliber rifle was found located on the passenger seat of the vehicle.  Agents also located what allegedly appeared to be marijuana cigarettes and crystal methamphetamine.

Shavers was booked into jail at the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office for allegedly hunting wild quadrupeds during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle, possessing marijuana and a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance (CDS) crystal methamphetamine.

One Q-Beam, three rifles, four marijuana cigarettes and one foil ball allegedly containing crystal methamphetamine were seized as evidence.

Hunting wild quadrupeds during illegal hours and hunting from a moving vehicle both carry fines between $250 and $500, or jail time up to 90 days, or both plus court costs.  The penalties for first offense possession of marijuana is a fine up to $500, jail for not more than six months, or both plus court costs.  Possession of a schedule II CDS carries a fine up to $5,000, jail time between two and five years plus court costs.

Agents participating in the case were Agent Chris Hoag and Senior Agent Robbie Mayo.

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