Agents went to the residence of Leger Jr. where they found about 20 pounds of turtle meat in freezer bags in the freezer. Leger Jr. also admitted to possessing two green sea turtles and cleaning them for their meat.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Golden Meadow man for an alleged endangered species act violation on Oct. 23 in LaFourche Parish.

Agents cited Lee H. Leger Jr., 61, for violating the endangered species act.

Agents received a tip about a Golden Meadow man possessing two green sea turtles at his residence. Agents went to the residence of Leger Jr. where they found about 20 pounds of turtle meat in freezer bags in the freezer. Leger Jr. also admitted to possessing two green sea turtles and cleaning them for their meat.

Green sea turtles are federally protected and listed as an endangered species. Violating the Endangered Species Act brings up to a $50,000 fine and one year in jail.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

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