A 51-year-old Houston, Texas man was arrested Wednesday for harvesting protected queen conch near the Channel Five Bridge.
According to deputies, Truong was walking out of the water with a 5-gallon bucket and a gray shirt. When the Sheriff’s Office approached, he threw his shirt under his vehicle.
There were five queen conch in the bucket and three more in the shirt, according to deputies,
“The queen conch were returned to the water alive,” said Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Truong was booked into the Monroe County Jail and charged with harvesting queen conch.
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