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For Immediate Release
October 27, 2005
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

TALBOT COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH OPEN BURNING OF MEDICAL RELATED WASTE


Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Brian Endzel, 50, of 29000 block of Howell Point Road, Trappe, Maryland has been charged in the District Court of Maryland for Talbot County with open burning. The charges allege that Endzel violated the State’s open burning laws on June 21, 2005 at his residence in Trappe by causing an open fire and burning boxes containing medical related waste and with burning materials that had not originated on the premises.


If convicted of the illegal open burning, Endzel could be sentenced to one year in prison and/or fined $25,000. The filing of a criminal information is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing an 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 Talbot County Health Department, Office of Environmental Health.


 

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