Louisiana man arrested for possession of sharks and meth

HOUMA, La. — A man is facing charges in Louisiana after investigators said they found him with an illegal number of sharks, as well as drugs.

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release that agents arrested Anouda Lirette on charges of possession of suspected methamphetamine, exceeding the possession limit of sharks, possession of an undersized shark, and intentional concealment of wildlife.

Agents told WDSU that they were on patrol in Oyster Bayou when they saw Lirette throwing a shark overboard during a compliance check.

Investigators performed a check and found an undersized shark, suspected methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia, WDSU reported.

Lirette was taken to the Terrebonne Parish Jail, and faces up to two years in jail and more than $5,500 in fines, WDSU reported.

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