Wildlife Agents in Louisiana Cite New Orleans Man For Alleged Gross Littering in Orleans Parish
Orleans Parish, Louisiana – A New Orleans man has been cited by wildlife agents in Louisiana for allegedly committing gross littering in Orleans Parish.
On May 31, 2023, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reported that on May 27 in Orleans Parish, enforcement agents cited a New Orleans, Louisiana individual for alleged littering.
Authorities issued a citation to Ronmel Funez-Matamoros, 28, of New Orleans, Louisiana, for gross littering.
Agents were notified in relation to a possible waste dump near the crossroads of Highway 90 (Chef Mentuer) and Highway 11. This crossroads has a long history of dumping and has been cleaned several times.
When agents got on the scene, they discovered several old mattresses and furniture, as well as household rubbish, on the side of the crossroads. Agents discovered identifying material in the trash that reportedly connected Funez-Matamoros to the debris.
Authorities made contact with the suspect, and after completing an interview, agents discovered that Funez-Matamoros purposefully deposited the trash.
Gross littering is punishable by a $900 fine, 30 days in jail, and 16 hours of community service in a trash abatement program.
Senior Agent Salvador Mangano and Agent Mason Castello are working on the case.
All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.