BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents reported today they arrested two men for alleged crabbing violations in Iberia Parish on Oct. 12 in two separate cases.
Agents say they observed Travis P. Duhon, 29, of Delcambre, around 12:15 p.m. in Lake Peigneur taking blue crabs illegally from crab traps he did not have permission to take from.
According to a news release from the department, agents found Duhon in possession of 64 crabs that he said he was going to sell to a neighbor. Agents also reported they found crystal meth in Duhon's possession.
Around 7:20 p.m. agents observed Saul C. Touchet, 27, of Delcambre, allegedly stealing crab traps in the Delcambre Canal.
Agents cited Touchet and Duhon for theft of or from crab traps, not possessing boat registration certificates, and improper boat numbers.
Duhon was also charged with possession of crystal meth, using crab traps without the required markings and taking commercial fish without a commercial gear license or commercial license.
Theft of or from crab traps and using crab traps without the required markings each brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail for each offense.
Taking commercial fish without a commercial gear license or commercial license each carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.
Not possessing a boat registration certificate and improper boat numbers each brings a $50 fine and up to 15 days in jail.
Possession of crystal meth brings up to a $5,000 fine and five years in jail.
Both men were booked into the Iberia Parish Jail.