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For Immediate Release
October 4, 2002
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357

BALTIMORE BRICK WASHER INDICTED FOR UNLAWFUL STORAGE
AND DISPOSAL OF CONTROLLED HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today the indictment of Robinson Agresott, of the 700 Block East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, on two counts of unlawful storage of a controlled hazardous substance and on one count of dumping or discharging a pollutant into the waters of the State of Maryland.

Agresott is charged with unlawfully storing lead-laden wastewater both at his residence and in a nearby garage when such waste may only be lawfully stored at a controlled hazardous substance facility for which there is a current permit.

Agresott is also charged with disposing of lead-laden wastewater into the waters of the State.

Agresott is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

If convicted Mr. Agresott could receive a maximum penalty of five years incarceration and/or a $100,000 fine for each count charging him with unlawful storage of a controlled hazardous substance and he could receive a maximum of one year and/or a $25, 000 fine for the single count of unlawful discharge of a pollutant into the waters of the State.

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