Morgan City man arrested for stealing crawfish

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A Morgan City man was arrested Monday after police say he stole 82 sacks of crawfish valued at nearly nine-thousand dollars.

Police say 41-year-old Shawn Stansbury had temporary use of a pickup truck with crawfish in it but sold the crawfish without permission and kept the profits for himself.

Stansbury was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a moveable and theft of more than $500.

Stansbury has since been released after posting a $50,000 bail.

The theft occurred at a time when the value of crawfish is higher than normal due to a scarcity caused by the cold winter here in Acadiana.

The average price at this time of year is $3 to $4 a pound but this year, the price is at nearly $8 a pound.

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