40-year-old Christopher Prejean and 32-year-old Haley Briscoe - both of Carencro - and 47-year-old Alan Turner of Duson are accused of stealing from area crawfish farmers nightly during this crawfish season.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputies say they’ve increased patrols in these rural areas since the start of crawfish season because of theft reports by the local crawfish farmers. During a traffic stop, authorities say they were able to recover about 165 pounds of crawfish (about $756 worth) from the three suspects, who each face charges of Felony Theft.

During the traffic stop, Turner was also arrested for Failure to Appear for Arraignment, Reckless Operation, Improper Lane Usage and Expired Inspection Sticker.