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Baltimore County – On Wednesday, July 30, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged a Windsor Mill man with illegally possessing snakes.
NRP charged Steve E. Clagett, 47, of Windsor Mill with possessing and offering for sale a dangerous animal, unlawful possession of eastern hog-nosed snakes and unlawful possession of a timber rattlesnake. NRP was contacted by a concerned citizen alleging Clagett was offering copperhead snakes for sale.
During their investigation, officers seized as evidence ten copperhead snakes, four eastern hog-nosed snakes and one timber rattlesnake. A court date of Oct. 16 has been scheduled for Clagett in Baltimore County District Court.
Washington County – On Wednesday, July 30, at 11:20 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged a Pennsylvania man with driving while intoxicated on Interstate 70 near Clear Spring.
NRP initiated a traffic stop on Douglas J. Dunkin, 42, of Needmore, Pa. for allegedly driving erratically. During the course of the traffic stop, Dunkin was arrested and transported to the Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barrack for processing. Dunkin was charged with driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol per se, driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and failure to drive right of center. He was released on his signature..
July 31, 2008
Contact: Sgt. Ken Turner
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 280 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to conservation and boating law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov