Gueydan man cited for selling deer and alligator
LDWF Press release
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents issued citations on Jan. 15 to a man in West Baton Rouge Parish for selling deer and alligators to undercover agents.
Aaron Comeaux, 35, of Gueydan, allegedly sold four deer and three alligators to undercover agents. Area agents are currently executing warrants for other suspects involved in the yearlong investigation.
Comeaux will be assessed with civil restitution for the illegal deer at $524.54 each. The restitution on the alligators will be based on the length of each alligator at $35 a foot and also on the weight at $2.21 per pound. Both the deer and the alligators in the case were seized and are now being held as evidence.
The penalties for selling deer are fines between $500 and $750, and jail time between 15 and 30 days, or both plus court costs.
Penalties for selling alligator are fines between $100 and $350, and jail time up to 60 days, or both plus court costs.