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For Release: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

DEC Environmental Conservation Police Make Arrest After Disturbance At Campground

On the weekend of June 9, DEC Environmental Conservation Police made one arrest and issued numerous tickets related to an incident at the DEC Hearthstone Campground in the Town of Lake George, Warren County.

Anthony McPhillips, 21, of East Greenbush, NY, was charged with disorderly conduct, failure to register as a camper, failure to comply and failure to observe quiet hours, all violations. McPhillips faces total maximum possible penalties of $1000 in fines and up to 60 days in jail.

In the same incident, 26 youths from Rensselaer County, ranging in age from 16 to 20 were issued appearance tickets for underage possession of alcohol. The violation has a maximum possible penalty of $250 in fines and up to 15 days in jail.

Four of the youths received additional charges of violations:

  • One was charged with failure to register and failure to comply, for a combined maximum possible penalty of $750 and 45 days in jail;
  • Another was charged with littering on state land, for a combined maximum possible penalty of $750 and 45 days in jail; and
  • Two others were charged with possession of marijuana, for a combined maximum possible penalty of $500 and 30 days in jail for each of the defendants.

All of the tickets were returnable to the Town of Lake George Court.

DEC warns high school graduates and others that the possession of alcohol by underage persons is prohibited at DEC campgrounds and on all State lands.

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