Maryland Natural Resources Police officers are investigating an illegal commercial fishing operation at the mouth of the Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County that resulted in the harvesting of thousands of pounds of undersized croaker.
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During the final days of the 2014-15 oyster season, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two watermen with illegal harvesting.
From nabbing anglers hiding illegal fish in their vehicles to charging a suspect who ate potential drug evidence to avoid arrest, the Maryland Natural Resources Police dealt with a wide range of activities over the past week.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police recently charged two men with wildlife violations in Cecil and Somerset counties. Acting on a tip, officers went to the Elkton home of David Michael Reeves, 29, on Feb. 7 and saw him butchering a deer carcass hanging from a swing set.
A Kent County waterman whose commercial license was revoked earlier this year was charged Tuesday by Natural Resources Police officers with violating his revocation by fishing for striped bass.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged the following men with violations in Cecil, Garrett and Talbot counties.
Maryland Natural Police officers this week charged a total of six people with natural resources offenses on land and water.
Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two Anne Arundel County men in separate cases with illegal fishing and crabbing activities.
Lawrence “Daniel” Murphy, 37, of St. Michaels, pleaded guilty today to attempting to violate the Lacey Act by trafficking in illegally harvested striped bass. The plea agreement was announced by Rod J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland; Col. George F. Johnson IV, Superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police; Sam Hirsch, Acting Assistant Read the Rest…
Michael D. Hayden and William J. Lednum, both of Tilghman Island, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to violate the Lacey Act and to defraud the United States through their illegal harvesting and sale of 185,925 pounds of striped bass.