DNR: Indiana man illegally dumped more than a ton of catfish into Illinois lake

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping more than 2,600 pounds of live channel catfish into a lake in Plainfield...

November 19, 2022
3:06 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping more than 2,600 pounds of live channel catfish into a lake in Plainfield, Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Michael Sullivan of Griffith entered a guilty plea in October to one count of importing live fish without a permit. For his punishment, Sullivan received 24 months of court supervision along with $227 in fines and court fees. Sullivan was also ordered to pay $10,500 in restitution to IDNR Conservation Police Operations Assistance Fund and perform 30 hours of community service.

Matt Christy