MARATHON (CBSMiami) – A Florida man landed in jail Tuesday after police say he was caught with nearly 200 illegally harvested lobster tails in his car.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Arctic Air Moving In For Weekend Freeze
A Middle Keys Deputy stopped Yordy Escalante Carrillo, 25, of Marathon, Tuesday night for a traffic infraction. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says Carrillo was driving a car with an unreadable tag.
During the traffic stop, the deputy told Carrillo he could smell marijuana in the car. Carrillo didn’t understand because he only spoke Spanish. A Spanish speaking Sergeant arrived to help translate and Carrillo denied having anything illegal in the car.
During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found a large plastic container filled with wrung lobster tails.
Carrillo admitted the lobsters were his and that he had speared them all that night, according to the sheriff’s office.READ MORE: Cold Weather Coming, Protect The Four P's: People, Pets, Plants, Property
Carrillo was cited for possession of 191 speared lobsters, possession of 150 undersized lobsters and possession of 185 over-the-limit lobsters.
The legal limit for legally sized, harvested lobsters in Monroe County is six-per-person-per-day.
No other illegal contraband was found inside the car.
Carrillo also said he did not have a commercial fishing license.
Carrillo was taken to jail.MORE NEWS: Severe Winter Weather In Northeast Expected To Disrupt Flights At South Florida Airports
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