North Santa Rosa

Berkland Arrested for Improper Disposal/Storage of Hazardous Waste

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Michael Edward Berkland was arrested today on one count of Improper Disposal/Storage of Hazardous Waste and one count of Public Nuisance.  The charge of improper storage constitutes a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in state prison while the public nuisance charge is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail.  These charges resulted from the discovery of human organs and tissues that were located in a storage locker rented by Berkland at Uncle Bob’s Self Storage.  The investigation in this case was conducted by the Office of the State Attorney with the assistance of the Pensacola Police Department and the Medical Examiner’s Office.

At the time of his arrest, Berkland was operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and was also charged with that offense.

The investigation regarding Dr. Berkland is continuing and additional charges are possible.

Release / Affidavit

Posted by on Sep 8 2012. Filed under Local. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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