Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested a Pollock man for alleged bass fishing contest violations on May 23 in Sabine Parish.

Agents arrested Aaron Moreau, 38, for fishing contest fraud.

Agents were contacted by Big Bass Splash tournament directors at Toledo Bend about one of the participants placing lead weights in a fish he caught and used for weigh in on May 17.

When agents arrived at Toledo Bend, agents determined that Moreau placed 2.59 pounds of lead weights in a fish he used for weigh in and then fled the scene.

Agents were able to obtain a warrant for his arrest shortly thereafter. Moreau turned himself into LDWF agents on May 23 and he was transported to the Sabine Parish Detention Center.

Fishing contest fraud brings up to a $3,000 fine and one year in jail.

Agents involved in the case are Capt. Trey Mason, Lt. John Volentine, Sgt. Derek Ware, Corporal Dustin Nash, Corporal Ryan Durand, Senior Agent Michael Thacker, Agent Logan Laffoon and Agent Lane Devillier.