May 1, 2006
TWO CHARLES COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS CHARGED WITH ALLOWING
LARGE QUANTITIES OF SOLID WASTE TO BE DUMPED ON THEIR LAND
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that George A.
68, of 1365 Ball Road, St. Leonard, Maryland and
Carl R. Breeden*, 61, of 14600 Masons Crossing Road, Waldorf, Maryland
have been charged in the Circuit Court for Charles County with
illegal disposal of solid waste. The charges allege that Underwood
and Breeden violated the State’s solid waste control laws
between April 24, 2005 and May 6, 2005 at 14600 Masons Crossing
Road, Waldorf, Maryland, by illegally allowing the disposal of
construction and demolition material on their property in amounts
exceeding 216 cubic feet.
If convicted of the illegal disposal of litter in an amount exceeding
216 cubic feet, Underwood and Breeden could be sentenced to up
to five years in prison and/or fined $30,000. The filing of a criminal
charge is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing and each
individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The Court
has set an arraignment date for June 2, 2006 in La Plata.
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
the Environment’s Solid Waste Division.
R. Breeden was found not guilty in the Circuit Court for Charles
County on 8/31/06.