Three Maryland men have been charged with selling crabs without a license.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police announced the charges Wednesday against the Eastern Shore men for selling crabs harvested between June and September.
Natural Resources police said Stephen Mark Mullikin, of Cambridge; Wesley Matthew Finneyfrock, of St. Michaels; and William Christopher Bradley, also of St. Michaels, face multiple counts of selling crabs without a license and illegal possession of female crabs. Finneyfrock and Bradley are also charged with possession of undersize hard crabs.
“During a four-month investigation we obtained a search warrant for the seafood dealer where the crabs were being sold, giving us what we needed to charge these individuals,” said Sgt. Art Windemuth, of Natural Resources police.
A Jan. 20 trial date was scheduled for Mullikin. Trials for Finneyfrock and Bradley are scheduled Feb. 17. All three will be tried in Talbot County District Court.