Oyster Company and 12 Others Indicted for Illegally Harvesting Raw Oysters
LAFAYETTE, LA (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Cameron Parish company and 12 individuals with illegal harvesting and selling raw oysters in violation of the Lacey Act.
Those charged in the indictment are as follows:
Bay Fresh Oyster Company, Inc. (“BFO”), with its principal place of business in San Leon, Texas, and which also maintained and operated a location in Cameron, Louisiana;
Adley Leo Dyson, 48, of Cameron, Louisiana;
Clarence Dyson, III, 46, of Cameron, Louisiana;
Kirk Patrick Daigle, 47, of Cameron, Louisiana;
Brandon Kent Duhon, 24, of Lake Charles, Louisiana;
Kent Anthony Duhon, 58, of Cameron, Louisiana;
Robert Alton Watson, 41, of Cameron, Louisiana;
Kerwin Tyler Perry, 25, of Cameron, Louisiana;
Jenson Kyle Griffith, 28, of Cameron, Louisiana;
Kasey Lyn Mock, 28, of Cameron, Louisiana;
Terry Wayne Dickens, 41, of Cameron, Louisiana;
Phillip Cecil Dyson, 59, of Cameron, Louisiana; and
Phillip Cecil Dyson, II, 38, of Cameron, Louisiana.
The indictment alleges that from approximately March 1, 2019 through May 5, 2019, BFO and the 12 named co-defendants listed above (“Defendants”), conspired to harvest raw oysters from Calcasieu Lake in violation of Louisiana law and knowingly made and submitted and caused to be submitted, false records for those harvested oysters that were intended to be transported in interstate commerce.