The Associated Press
FARMINGTON, W.Va. – Two Marion County residents have been fined for exceeding the state’s trout possession limit following the discovery of more than 300 trout in their home.
The individual limit for possessing trout is 12.
The Division of Natural Resources says Michael Earl Fetty, 70, and Tammy K. Fetty, 46, of Wallace caught trout in Curtisville Lake and Huey Run Lake nearly daily. The trout were kept in a freezer in their home.
DNR officers discovered 321 trout in the home last month during an investigation.
The Fettys pleaded guilty earlier this month in Harrison County Magistrate Court to exceeding the trout possession limit and conspiracy to violate state wildlife law. They were ordered to pay a total $660.50 in fines, replacement fees and court costs.
The Fettys’ relationship wasn’t immediately clear.