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For Immediate Release
July 2, 2003
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
scaine@oag.state.md.us

SILVER SPRING MAN CONVICTED OF ILLEGAL
DUMPING IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

Attorney 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 George’s County.

Prince George’s 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.

By 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.

The conviction resulted from a joint investigation of the Office of the Attorney General’s Environmental Crimes Unit, the Maryland Department of the Environment, and the Maryland State Police.

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