The following is a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries:
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division efforts led to the conviction of a Calcasieu Parish man for a misdemeanor involving commercial crabbing on the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Cameron Parish.
U.S. Magistrate Kathleen Kay rendered the decision on March 11, 2010 in Federal Court in Lake Charles. LDWF agents charged Dempsey Jackson, 43, of Sulphur in April 2009 for commercially harvesting crabs on Sabine NWR.
Jackson was sentenced to pay $3,035 in fines and serve two years of probation, which bans him from using any NWR during that time.
LDWF agents participating in the case were Sgt. Aaron Herpin, Senior Agent Stuart Guillory and Agent Seth Gauthier.