Release Date: 06/24/2008

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents issued intentional littering citations to two Ouachita Parish men and a Union Parish man in early June.

Mark J. Hicks, 41, of West Monroe, was cited for intentional littering on June 8.  Agents were patrolling on the Ouachita River and observed Hicks throw a beer bottle into the river north of Forsythe Park in Monroe.

Agents cited John D. Hudleston, 63, of West Monroe for intentional littering and violating the open container law on June 13.  Hudleston was cited at the Cheniere Lake Spillway in Ouachita Parish after agents watched him stop his vehicle in the parking lot and throw two empty beer cans into the grass and drive away.  Agents stopped his vehicle in the parking lot and located an open beer in the cup holder of his console. 

Agents cited Ladarius Dixon, 23, of Farmerville, for intentional littering after they observed him throwing trash from his vehicle as he traveled south on Hwy. 33 in Farmerville on June 14.

The penalty for intentional littering is a fine of $250 and eight hours of community service in a litter abatement work program as approved by the court.  The penalty for possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle is a fine of $100 plus court costs.

Agents involved in the littering cases were Sgt. Duane Taylor, Sgt. Thomas Risser, Agents Scott Jeansonne, John Volentine, David Harrell and Joe Gouedy.

For more information, contact Capt. Alan Bankston at 318-362-3102 or abankston@wlf.louisiana.gov.