Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Bogalusa man for various alleged offenses including buying deer meat and buying game fish on Friday, Oct. 19.
Benny McGehee, 46, was charged with seven counts of buying game fish, five counts of purchasing commercial fish from an unlicensed fisherman and one count of purchasing venison.
The transactions took place at McGehee's bar, "Benny's Wings and Things" in Bogalusa. McGehee allegedly purchased nearly 200 lbs. of freshwater game fish, over 500 lbs. of saltwater fish and one whitetail deer. This action brings an end to an investigation by the Enforcement Division's undercover section into reported illegal activity at the bar.
If convicted on all charges, McGehee faces up to $6,750 in fines, and jail time for up to 390 days, or both plus court costs.
Agents participating in the case were Senior Agents Lee Davis and Joel Cromp and undercover agents from LDWF Headquarters.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.