Two Delaware men arrested by DNREC Environmental Crimes Unit for illegal dumping in Sussex County

GEORGETOWN (Sept. 27, 2018) – During an ongoing investigation into reports of illegal dumping in the Georgetown area, Natural Resources Police Officers with DNREC’s Environmental Crimes Unit arrested two Delaware men Sept. 22 on illegal dumping and drug-paraphernalia-related charges. 

Harry Harrison, 50, of Houston, Del., was charged with one count of causing or contributing to the disposal or discharge of solid waste materials, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana-related. Harrison was issued a citation for both charges and ordered to pick up the trash he was observed disposing at the scene. 

Basil Wilson, 26, of Dover was charged with one count of causing or contributing to the disposal or discharge of solid waste materials. Wilson was also issued a citation and ordered to pick up the trash illegally disposed at the site. 

Residents can report illegal trash dumping to DNREC’s Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit by calling the 24-hour environmental complaints line at 800-662-8802

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