Lafitte men busted cutting corks off crab traps

crab2LDWF agents have arrested two Lafitte men Tuesday for stealing crab traps in the Bay Round area of Plaquemines Parish.

According to the department, agents were shown photos of Shane Rogers, 32, and Terryl Perez, 27, cutting corks off of crab traps. After they cut the corks off, the men would replace them with their own and throw the original corks in the water to float away.

After LDWF viewed the photos, the men were interviewed by agents and admitted to the action. Both men were charged with theft of crab traps, illegal removal of the contents of crab traps, harassment of a legal fisherman and intentional littering.

The men were booked into Jefferson Parish Jail and are awaiting transfer to Plaquemines Parish.

Theft of crab traps and illegal removal of contents of crab traps carries up to a $950 fine and 120 days in jail for each offense.

Harassment of a person lawfully fishing carries up to a $350 fine and 60 days in jail.

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