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
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.
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