Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited a Jefferson Parish resident for alleged illegal piranha possession violations on Sept. 14 in Harahan.
Agents received a complaint about Jonathan M. Currey, 23, of Harahan, being in possession of several piranhas in a fish tank located in his apartment. The agents made contact with Currey at his apartment where he was found to be in possession of five piranhas. LDWF biologists assisted in the identification of the piranhas.
Illegal exotic fish possession of certain species, in this case piranhas, brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail plus court costs.
An LDWF issued permit for exotic fish of certain species is needed to possess piranhas.
Agents involved in the case are Sgt. Tim Fox and Agent Jeff Farmer.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-354-9517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.