July 2, 2003
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
SPRING MAN CONVICTED OF ILLEGAL
DUMPING IN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Lawrence Walker,
36, of Silver Spring, Maryland was convicted today for illegal dumping
in excess of 500 pounds of various debris in the parking lot of
an industrial park on Beech Road in Temple Hills, Prince Georges
Georges County District Court Judge Robert W. Heffron sentenced
Walker to five years in prison, suspending all five years; a fine
of $500, which he also suspended; and two-years of supervised probation.
In addition, Judge Heffron ordered Walker to pay $1,494 in restitution
to the property owner, and perform 180 hours in community services
by the end of his probation.
law, the dumping, depositing, throwing or leaving of any litter
on any public or private place is prohibited unless such property
is designated by the State, one of its agencies or one of its subdivisions
as a disposal site for such litter. The Beech Road property is not
an authorized state or county disposal site.
conviction resulted from a joint investigation of the Office of
the Attorney Generals Environmental Crimes Unit, the Maryland
Department of the Environment, and the Maryland State Police.