March 19, 2004
ARUNDEL MAN AND COMPANY CHARGED WITH SEDIMENT CONTROL VIOLATIONS
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that David C. Riggs,
Jr., 37, of Anne Arundel County and The Lothian Trading
Post, Inc., a Maryland corporation, both of 231 Marlboro Road,
Lothian, were charged, separately, in the Circuit Court for Anne
Arundel County with sediment control violations and littering.
charging documents allege that the defendants violated the State's
sediment control and littering laws from March 1, 2003
through April 23, 2003 by littering in an amount exceeding 216
cubic feet, and by beginning construction prior to the approval
of a proposed earth change and sediment control plan. The illegal
activity is alleged to have occurred at the Three Rivers Sportsmen’s
Club located at 215 Three Rivers Road in Anne Arundel County.
addition, Three Rivers Sportsmen, Inc. was charged March 16 in
connection with this same incident.
maximum penalty for the sediment control charges is up to one
year imprisonment and a $5,000 fine. The maximum penalty for
the littering charges is up to five years imprisonment and/or
fine. The filing of charges is merely an accusation of criminal
wrongdoing and anyone charged is presumed innocent until proven
charges follow a joint investigation conducted by the Environmental
Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland
trial date has not yet been set.