35-year-old Robert A. Young, Jr., of Laurel, charged

A Laurel man has been charged with illegal dumping.

An investigation into a complaint in Georgetown led DNREC Natural Resources police officers to find about six bags of household garbage dumped on the side of Hastings Farm Road. On November 28, they arrested 35-year-old Robert A. Young, Jr.

Young was charged with causing or contributing to the disposal or discharge of solid waste materials. He pleaded guilty and was ordered to pick up the trash and issued a $500 fine.

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.