Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents cited two subjects for alleged migratory game bird hunting violations in Caddo Parish on Sept. 6.
Agents federally cited William R. Gordon and Nelson T. Siah both of Webster Parish, for hunting migratory game birds over a baited area, aiding and abetting others in taking migratory game birds over a baited area and hunting migratory game birds with unplugged shotguns.
Additionally, agents cited both men for state violations. Agents arrested Gordon for possession of schedule one drugs, possession of schedule two drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile and criminal trespassing. Gordon was booked into the Caddo Parish Jail. Siah was also cited for criminal trespassing and not possessing a boat registration.
Agents documented the baited area previous to the opening day of dove season and set up surveillance on the baited area on Sept. 6. Agents then observed Gordon, Siah and a juvenile in a vessel attempting to hunt over the baited area.
Agents made contact with the subjects and found bait in their vessel. After further investigation, agents then found Gordon in possession of marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
Possession of cocaine brings up to a $5,000 fine and two to five in prison. Possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile each brings up to a $500 fine and six months in jail. Criminal trespassing carries a $100 to $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail.
All migratory game bird baiting cases are filed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution in Federal Court.
Agents involved in the case are Lt. Frank A. Reger, Sgt. Troy Parker and Corporal Michael Cook.
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