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Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police charged a North East man on Sunday with illegally catching striped bass.

An officer on patrol at Elk Neck State Park saw Alan Dion Smith, 46, fishing south of Rocky Point and noticed he had two striped bass. The angler received citations for fishing without a recreational license and possession of striped bass during a closed season. The fines total $575.

Smith is scheduled to appear in Cecil District Court on May 14.