Incident occurred in state waters offshore of Terrebonne Parish on June 27
Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries patrolling state waters off of Terrebonne Parish Tuesday arrested a Bayou Dularge man for a variety of alleged drug and commercial fishing violations.
Anouda Lirette, 39, was arrested for using oversized skimmer nets, possessing marijuana, meth, drug paraphernalia, a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and non-game birds, a news release states.
When agents made contact with the 42-foot vessel on Tuesday, they allegedly found oversize skimmer nets and noticed dead seagulls on the deck of the boat, according to the release.
Further investigation revealed a .22 rifle, marijuana, crystal meth and drug paraphernalia on board, the release states.
Agents seized 784 pounds of shrimp, six seagulls, the rifle and the drugs, and booked Lirette into the Terrebonne Parish correctional facility.
Possession of methamphetamine carries up to a $5,000 fine and five years in jail. Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia each brings up to a $500 fine and six months in jail. Possession of a firearm while in possession of illegal drugs carries up to a $10,000 fine and five to 10 years of prison. Using oversized skimmer nets brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Possession of non-game birds carries a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail, according to the release.
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