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Operator of Passamaquoddy Tribe's treatment plant sentenced to 10 days in jail for illegally dumping sewage


A Washington County man has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for dumping about 96,000 gallons of raw sewage from a wastewater treatment plant in Indian Township in a residential neighborhood.

Dennis L. Brown Jr., 32, of Princeton, pleaded guilty to a criminal violation of environmental laws. He was sentenced and fined $2,500 by Judge David Mitchell in Calais District Court on Wednesday, the same day he pleaded guilty to the charge. Brown is scheduled to report to jail on Feb. 5.

Brown, who served as the certified operator for the Passamaquoddy Tribal Government’s wastewater treatment plant in Indian Township, dumped the raw sewage from a malfunctioning pump station on the ground and into nearby woods and waters over several days in November 2014, according to the Attorney General’s Office.


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