EPA’S Criminal Investigation Division
The mission of the EPA Criminal Investigation Division is to investigate the most significant and egregious violators of environmental laws that pose a significant threat to human health and the environment; and to provide state-of-the-art training to our employees and our partners in international, federal, tribal, state, local law enforcement, regulatory and intelligence agencies.
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) investigates allegations of criminal wrongdoing prohibited by various environmental statutes. Such investigations involve, but are not limited to, the illegal disposal of hazardous waste; the illegal discharge of pollutants to a water of the United States; the illegal discharge of pollutants into a publicly owned treatment works; the removal and disposal of regulated asbestos containing materials in a manner inconsistent with the law; the illegal importation of certain restricted or regulated chemicals into the U.S.; tampering with drinking water supplies; mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering relating to environmental criminal activities. CID Special Agents are sworn federal law enforcement officers with statutory authority to conduct investigations, carry firearms, make arrest for any federal crime and to execute and serve any warrant.
North Carolina CID
Today, the EPA has offices located in 15 Area Offices and 25 Resident Offices throughout the country. Currently, Charlotte is home to the CID Charlotte Resident Office which houses two CID Agents and a third agent in Research Triangle Park:
Loxton Gumbs – Resident Agent-in-Charge
Kevin LaPointe – Special Agent
Tom Hyslip – Special Agent (Research Triangle Park)
They are responsible for investigating environmental crimes within the entire state of North Carolina. The Charlotte Resident Office is located at 521 E. Morehead Street, Suite 420, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202. The Agents can be reached by calling either 704-344-6844 or 704-344-6843.