Opelousas Man Cited for Alligator Violations

LDWF enforcement agents cited an Opelousas man for alleged alligator violations on April 14 in St. Landry Parish.

Agents cited Tremaine Johnson for illegally possessing two alligators.

Agents found Johnson in possession of two freshly cleaned alligators in an ice chest in the bed of his pickup truck. Johnson admitted to purchasing the alligators but would not provide agents with any additional information about the origin of the alligators.

Agents will continue to investigate the origins of the alligators. The alligators were seized and Johnson was cited for illegally possessing alligators and their skins.

Illegally possessing alligators carries a $450 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Johnson may also face civil restitution totaling $751.60 for the replacement value of the alligators.