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For Immediate Release
May 2, 2005
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

CAROLINE COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL TRANSPORTING OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that George A. Foy, 63, of
Harrington Road, Greensboro, Maryland has been charged in the Circuit Court for Caroline County with illegally transporting hazardous substances and disposing of litter for commercial gain. The charges allege that Foy violated the State’s hazardous substance and littering laws between May 1, 2004 and June 17, 2004 by illegally transporting for disposal, fifty-five gallon drums, some of which contained controlled hazardous substances, at various locations in the Greensboro area of Caroline County.

If convicted of illegally transporting hazardous substances for disposal, Foy could be sentenced to five years in prison and/or fined $100,000. If convicted of illegally transporting hazardous substances without a hauler certificate, Foy could be sentenced to three years in prison and/or fined $50,000. If convicted of disposing of litter for commercial gain, Foy could be sentenced to five years in prison and/or fined $25,000. The filing of charges is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing and each individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

These charges follow a joint investigation conducted by the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland State Police with the assistance of the Maryland Department of Environment’s Waste Management Administration and Emergency Response Division.

 

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