Gueydan man busted for alleged drug possession during boating safety check

Incident occurred on Jan. 28 in Vermilion Parish, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a 31-year-old Gueydan man for alleged drug charges during a boating safety check in Vermilion Parish on Jan. 28.

According to a news release, Brien K. Klumpp was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a firearm while in possession of illegal drugs.

He also was cited for safe boating infractions including failing to comply with personal flotation device and kill switch requirements, improper boat numbers and no fire extinguisher, the release states.

Agents stopped Klumpp’s vessel after allegedly watching it travel at night without running lights. During the inspection, they found the methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a loaded .22 caliber pistol, according to the release.

Klumpp was arrested and transported to the Vermilion Parish Correctional Facility, the release states.

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