Louisiana man busted for possessing ‘too many’ sharks, meth

12 days ago

Houma news, Louisiana news.

Authorities in Louisiana have arrested a 44-year-old Houma man after he was spotted throwing an undersized shark overboard his boat, leading to the discovery of others in his possession.

According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Anouda Lirette was spotted throwing the shark in Oyster Bayou by agents patrolling the area.

A compliance check revealed that Lirette possessed “one too many sharks” in addition to meth and drug paraphernalia.

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  • State law allows residents to catch sharks but only in a limited quantity: “One per person per day in aggregate” for Atlantic sharpnose and bonnethead species and “one per person per vessel per trip in aggregate” for small coastal, large coastal, and pelagic sharks as well as shortfin mako.

    “Possession of meth brings up to a $5,000 fine and two years in jail. Possession of drug paraphernalia carries up to a $300 fine and 15 days in jail,” authorities said.

    “Possession of over the limit of sharks an undersized shark brings up to a $350 fine for each offense.”