2 Indicted in Cape Cod Oyster Poaching Case

Man indicted in the theft of more than $40,000 of oysters and equipment.

Cape Cod Online: A West Yarmouth [Massachusetts] man has been indicted in the theft of more than $40,000 of oysters and equipment from beds off Dennis and Barnstable last summer.

And a well-known Sandwich restaurant owner pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of receiving stolen property in connection with the case.

Michael Bryant, 37, was indicted by a Barnstable County grand jury Friday on six counts of larceny of property, a shellfish sales violation, shellfishing a contaminated area and a commercial fishing license violation. Bryant will be arraigned “in the upcoming days” in Barnstable Superior Court, according to a statement from Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe.

Read more about the oyster-poaching case on Cape Cod.