- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

LAFITTE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says two Lafitte men are accused of replacing other crabbers’ identifying corks with their own on crab traps, and later taking the crabs.

Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says agents interviewed and got warrants for 32-year-old Shane Rogers and 27-year-old Terryl Perez after being shown photos of them cutting off corks.

He says they were booked with theft of crab traps, illegal removal of the contents, harassment of a legal fisherman and littering, for leaving the corks they’d removed in the water.

Online records showed both were in the Plaquemines Parish jail Thursday. It was not clear whether either had an attorney who could comment.

The theft, removal and harassment charges carry a total maximum penalty of $2,250 and 300 days in jail.

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