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Gulfport man faces charges for selling oysters illegally

15-12-MMS Feb. 12, 2015

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Gulfport man faces charges for selling oysters illegally


BILOXI, Miss. – A Gulfport man was arrested this week after he tried to sell oysters on Facebook without a dealer’s license. Quintinn Miller, 22, of 31 31st St., Gulfport, was booked on five charges after he advertised the popular seafood and tried to sell the oysters to officers with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ Criminal Investigations Division.


He was released from the Harrison County jail on $2,500 bond, and his court date is March 4.


Miller posted on Facebook that he was selling two quarts of oysters for $30 each and one bucket of unshucked oysters for $25. When he met the undercover officers at a parking lot in Biloxi, he also gave them a false name – Chad Gollott.


Miller was charged with possession of misbranded shell stock, unrefrigerated shell stock, untagged shell stock, no dealer license and providing false information to law enforcement. The charges are misdemeanors and each carries a penalty of $100 to $500, plus state assessments.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at www.dmr.ms.gov.

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