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Maryland Natural Resources Police Donate Venison To The Needy

Annapolis, Md. (March 9, 2011)  – The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) donated venison to the Carroll County Food Sunday and the Nehemiah House in White Marsh on March 3 and 4.

As part of an investigation into the illegal hunting of whitetail deer in Carroll County, 150 pounds of venison was seized from William Westbrook Evans III. An investigation revealed that Evans illegally shot and killed multiple deer during the fall of 2010.

Evans pled guilty and was given probation before judgment on February 9 for possession of deer during a closed season and failure to check in deer within 24 hours in the District Court of Maryland for Carroll County. Evans received 18 months of unsupervised probation and a $1,000 fine for each violation, with $850 per fine suspended. Additionally, his hunting license is suspended for one year.

The Nehemiah House Inc. provides temporary shelter, counseling and rehabilitation of homeless men who are victims of substance abuse or other ill effects of society. Information on the Nehemiah house can be found at

Carroll County Food Sunday is a nonprofit organization of volunteers and members of the community that supports Carroll County residences by attending to their emergency food needs. More information about Carroll County Food Sunday can be found at

  March 9, 2011

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8850 office | 410-713-8449 cell

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 247 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.

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