June 21, 2005
CECIL COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH AIR POLLUTION VIOLATION
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran announced today that Kenneth
Miller, 51, of Elk Mills Road, in Elk Mills Maryland has been
charged in Cecil County with air pollution. The charging document
alleges that on September 15, 2004 and January 12, 2005 Miller
violated the law by causing and permitting open fires for which
he should have obtained a permit.
If convicted of these offenses, Miller could receive a maximum
sentence of one year in prison and a $25,000 fine for each count.
The filing of a criminal information is merely an accusation
of criminal wrongdoing and each individual is presumed innocent
These charges follow a joint investigation conducted by the Environmental
Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General, the Maryland
State Police, and the Cecil County Health Department. Miller’s
hearing date has been set for July 26, 2005 in the District Court
of Maryland for Cecil County.