Two Delcambre men were arrested earlier this month and booked into the Iberia Parish Jail in separate cases for alleged crabbing violations, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Travis P. Duhon, 29, was arrested on Oct. 12 for allegedly taking blue crabs from traps he did not have permission to harvest in Lake Peigneur, the release states. Agents found Duhon in possession of 64 crabs he said he was going to sell to a neighbor. Crystal meth also was allegedly found in his possession, according to the release.
In a separate incident on the same day, Saul C. Touchet, 27, was arrested for allegedly stealing crab traps from the Delcambre Canal.
Both men were cited 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, the release states.