BREAUX BRIDGE MAN ARRESTED FOR CRAWFISH VIOLATIONS
On August 6, Bertrand Meche, 36, of Breaux Bridge was arrested and booked
into the St. Martin Parish jail on 22 counts of taking or selling
commercial fish without a commercial fisherman’s license, taking
commercial fish without a gear license and failing to maintain records. He
was also cited for various probation violations.
An investigation was initiated by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and
Fisheries Enforcement Division Sgt. James D. Rhodes after he saw Meche
selling crawfish. A subsequent check of the wholesale dealer who purchased
the crawfish revealed that records of the transactions were not being
properly kept or filed with LDWF. It was then discovered that Meche was
operating without commercial licenses, and that he was also violating
several terms of probation from a previous criminal conviction. Warrants
were then obtained and served.
The penalty for each of these violations is a fine of up to $500, jail for
not more than 90 days, or both, plus court costs.
Assisting in this case was Probation and Parole Officer Brudley R.
For more information, contact Maj. Keith LaCaze at 225/765-2469 firstname.lastname@example.org
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