FWC charges Miami man with felony dumping
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459
It's not the usual fish and wildlife law violation
case, but illegal dumping can have negative impacts on Florida's
precious fish and wildlife resources.
After a two-month investigation, officers with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested a
Miami man last week for allegedly dumping approximately 500 pounds
of construction debris off U.S. 27 in Broward County.
While on routine patrol in early March, officers
noticed a fresh pile of construction debris off the highway
shoulder. The debris included drywall, paint cans and copper
wiring. A cardboard box with the shipping label still attached and
fresh tire tracks from a rented truck led officers to a
It didn't take long for FWC officers to track him
down. Orlienski Perez (DOB 10/18/72) admitted that he'd dumped the
materials and that he knew it was illegal to do so. Last week,
Perez surrendered to the FWC and was charged with felony littering
more than 500 pounds and booked into the Broward County Jail.
"Our fish and wildlife already face so many natural
threats, that manmade threats will not be tolerated," said FWC Lt.