Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division
agents on cited the owners of the EZ Stop convenience store
in Ponchatoula on May 18, 2007. The owners were charged with
purchasing illegal game fish from LDWF undercover agents.
Van Kim Pham, 41, and Xoan Dinh Vu, 49, were each charged
with one count of purchasing game fish. The transaction took
place in their convenience store in Ponchatoula last October.
This action brings
to an end a complaint that was investigated by the Enforcement
The penalty for
purchasing and or selling game fish includes fines ranging
between $350 and $500 and jail for 30 days, license revocation
and forfeiture of anything seized plus court costs.
from Region 7 participating in the case were Senior Agent
T. Miller, Agent D. Varnado and undercover agents from LDWF