L.D.W.F. ENFORCEMENT AGENTS CITE EZ STOP IN PONCHATOULA

Release Date: 05/29/2007

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents on cited the owners of the EZ Stop convenience store in Ponchatoula on May 18, 2007.  The owners were charged with purchasing illegal game fish from LDWF undercover agents.  


Slidell residents Van Kim Pham, 41, and Xoan Dinh Vu, 49, were each charged with one count of purchasing game fish.  The transaction took place in their convenience store in Ponchatoula last October.


This action brings to an end a complaint that was investigated by the Enforcement Division.


The penalty for purchasing and or selling game fish includes fines ranging between $350 and $500 and jail for 30 days, license revocation and forfeiture of anything seized plus court costs.


Agents from Region 7 participating in the case were Senior Agent T. Miller, Agent D. Varnado and undercover agents from LDWF Headquarters.


For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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