FWC Law Enforcement Report

September 29, 2016

The Florida FWC Division of Law Enforcement reported the following activity during the weekly period ending September 22 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.


Officers Cushing, Manning and Trueblood were patrolling the waters of the Gulf of Mexico aboard the FINCAT with assistance from Officer Tolbert and his Aviation Unit. One of the vessels that Officers Manning and Trueblood inspected in federal waters was in possession of 16 red snapper. Red snapper is currently closed for harvest in federal waters. The operator of the vessel stated that he thought state waters were closed and federal waters were open. Officer Trueblood issued a citation to the operator for the violation.

Lieutenant Hahr was patrolling the Perdido River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) when he observed a vehicle parked at a closed gate late at night. The area is closed at night. When he spoke to the couple in the vehicle, the woman’s suspicious actions prompted a closer look. After a glance into the woman’s purse, paraphernalia used for drug use was observed. Heroin and prescription pills were located in the purse along with a needle and crushed pills mixed with water. The woman admitted to shooting up the day before and was arrested for possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.


No reported submitted from Santa Rosa County.

This report represents some events the FWC handled over the past week; however, it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement. Information provided by FWC.


One Response to “FWC Law Enforcement Report”

  1. Bob's Brother on October 3rd, 2016 7:41 am

    The person caught with 16 Red Snapper in Federal waters should be heavily fined. If there were 16 of these fish onboard, then there should have been 8 people aboard that vessel… of those 8, most knew RS was closed in Federal Waters. Throw the book at them!