ATCHAFALAYA BASIN SEAFOOD DEALERS CHARGED WITH FELONIES
On Sept. 27, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division
Special Investigative Unit agents arrested the owners of Atchafalaya Basin Seafood of
Krotz Springs. Larry J. Martinez Jr., 37, and Carrol B. Snyder, 38, both of Krotz Springs,
were booked into St. Landry Parish Jail for alleged failure to maintain records of seafood
transactions, forgery and as fugitives of East Baton Rouge Parish. Snyder and Martinez
were later booked in to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for filing false public documents.
The charges stemmed from an investigation which revealed that Martinez and Snyder failed
to maintain fish or seafood transaction records for over 1.1 million pounds of fish or
seafood in 1999 and 2000.
The penalty for failure to maintain records is a fine of $250-$500 or up to 90 days in
jail, or both, plus court costs. The penalty for forgery is a fine of not more than $5000
or up to 10 years in jail with or without hard labor, or both, plus court costs. The
penalty for filing false public documents is a fine of not more than $5,000 or up to five
years in jail with or without hard labor, or both, plus court costs. Agents participating
in the case were LDWF Sr. Agent Louis Burnett, Sr. Agent Jay Diez and Agent Sean Green.