An anonymous tip lead enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to a Sunset man who allegedly harvested an alligator in Cameron Parish on June 10.
Kenneth Arceneaux, 49, was cited for taking or possessing an alligator during a closed season and intentional concealment of illegally taken wildlife, according to a press release. The alligator season for Cameron Parish doesn’t open until the first Wednesday in September.
Agents arrived at Arceneaux’s residence and learned that he had allegedly harvested a 6-foot gator that morning, the release states. The alligator meat was seized.
Possessing an alligator during a closed season and intentional concealment of illegally taken wildlife each brings up to a $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail for each offense. Arceneaux may also face a total of $375 in civil restitution for the illegally taken alligator, according to the release.