Florida Man Accused of Environmental Crime

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has ended a 3 month investigation into a man accused and arrested for clearing and filling about 10 acres of wetlands. Thomas Bodie is charged with a third degree felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has its own Division of Law Enforcement, which is the oldest in the state. The agency, with its 141 officers, is responsible for enforcing Florida’s environmental regulations and laws. The Division suggests to be on the lookout for:

- Transportation Accidents
- Oil or Chemical Spills
- Trucks dumping into sewer drains
- People burying drums on any property