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For Immediate Release

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Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
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Baltimore County Man Charged with Illegal Discharge of a Hazardous Substance


BALTIMORE, MD (September 25, 2007) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Timothy F. Slowik, 43, of Middle River, has been indicted by a Baltimore County grand jury with illegally discharging and releasing a controlled hazardous substance. The charges allege that Slowik violated the State’s hazardous substance laws on December 4, 2006 by illegally discharging mercury at 2112 Oakland Road in Middle River.

The charge of illegally discharging a hazardous substance is a felony. If convicted, Slowik could be sentenced to five years in jail and/or fined $100,000. The filing of charges is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing and each individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

These charges follow an investigation conducted by the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General with the assistance of the Maryland Department of Environment’s Emergency Response Division.


   

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