NEWPORT - Several people face charges following a commercial fisheries investigation by the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division, according to a release issued by OSP.
After the completion of an investigation in 2011-2012 that led to charges for Keith Paulson, 64, from Tidewater, additional complaints regarding Paulson were reported. Allegations of several crimes between August and November 2012 led to more charges by the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office. On May 14, Paulson was also charged with the following crimes:
* Unlawful Sale of Sport Caught Crab
* Exceeding the Daily Limit of Sport Caught Crab
* Failure to Sell to a Licensed Wholesale Dealer
* Failure to Sell/Retain for Personal Use
Others implicated during the investigation were cited to appear in court on various charges. The owner of the Dock of the Bay, Jana Boatright, 51, from Waldport, is charged with Unlawful Possession of Sport Caught Crab and Unlawful Sale of Sport Caught Crab.
OSP officials have not yet said how many others are involved, who the others are, or what other charges may be filed in the investigation.