CALAIS – A Calais man will pay thousands in fines for lying to Federal Agents.
65-year-old Clyde Eldridge admitted to lying to officials from the United States Environmental Protection Agency when he was questioned in 2010. They were investigating the illegal use of the pesticide, cypermethrin which killed hundreds of lobsters off Deer Isle and Grand Manan in 2009.
The pesticide is banned in Canada and investigators learned Eldridge sold it to a Canadian salmon farming company, though he told officials he did not.
In addition to a 5,000 dollar fine, Eldridge will also serve 1 year of probation.