May 12, 2006
GEORGE’S COUNTY MAN CONVICTED FOR DUMPING
LARGE QUANTITIES OF SOLID WASTE IN CHARLES COUNTY
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that a
contractor from Prince George’s County
has been convicted of illegal dumping by a jury in the Circuit
Court for Charles County. Forrest S. Holt, 41, of the 5900 block
of Middleton Lane, Camp Springs, Maryland was convicted of three
related dumping counts. The convictions result from Holt directing
his drivers to truck construction and demolition debris from his
commercial yard on Eads Street in Seat Pleasant to a property on
Masons Crossing Road in Waldorf where it was dumped in April and
May of 2005.
Judge Amy J. Bragunier, who presided over the two-day jury trial,
set sentencing for June 21, 2006. The maximum possible sentence
Holt faces is up to five years in jail and/or a fine of $30,000.
The two owners of the land have also been charged for allowing
the dumping to occur. Their cases are still pending in the Circuit
Court for Charles County.
This conviction follows 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, Solid Waste Division.