November 13, 2002
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES UNIT CHARGES ESSEX MAN
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that charges were
filed against an individual for the unlawful dredging and filling
of State wetlands without a permit in Baltimore County.
Howard ODay, 47, of the 1300 block of Wildwood Beach Road,
Essex, was charged in a one count criminal information with the
unlawful dredging and filling of wetlands without a permit at 1307
Wildwood Beach Road, Essex, between December 1,2001 and February
filing of a charging document is not evidence of guilt. ODay
is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
maximum penalty for unlawfully dredging and filling in State wetlands
without a permit is a $1,000 fine.