INVESTIGATION LEADS TO SECOND ILLEGAL FISH SALES CITATION

Release Date: 11/13/2007

A Bogalusa man was cited on Saturday, Nov. 3 for allegedly buying game fish and illegal purchasing of commercial fish at a bar in Bogalusa called "Benny's Wings and Things." 


Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Victor Brumfield, 60, for three counts of buying game fish and one count of purchasing commercial fish from an unlicensed fisherman.  Brumfield allegedly purchased over 100 pounds of crappie, a freshwater game fish, and 50 pounds of spotted sea trout.


Brumfield is the second man cited in the investigation, which centered on reported illegal activity at the bar.  The case was investigated by the Enforcement Division's undercover section. 


If convicted, Brumfield faces for each count a fine between $350 and $500, and imprisonment for thirty days.


The bar's owner, Benny McGehee, 61, also of Bogalusa was cited on Oct. 19 for allegedly buying illegal fish and deer meat.


Agents participating in the case were Senior Agents Lee Davis, Joel Cromp and undercover agents of the LDWF Enforcement Division Covert Section.


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