A video posted of the web site YouTube.com has landed a Morehead City woman in hot water with state regulators.
A state biologist got a call Wednesday morning alerting him to a video on the popular web site showing a large mesh gill net left in the mud in the Newport River.
The video showed several species of dead fish tangled in the net, an apparernt violation of state law.
By the time Marine Patrol officers went to the site the net had been removed--but not the video. Officers used it to trace the net and charge its owner.
Virginia Dare Oglesby of Morehead City was cited with using a gill net without proper buoys or identification along with leaving the net in coastal fishing waters with edible species of fish that were unfit to consume.
Oglesby has a trial scheduled for August 27th.