Five Charged with Illegal Dumping on City Lots

Five Charged with Illegal Dumping on City Lots

State and Memphis-area authorities say five people have been charged with illegal dumping of commercial refuse on city lots.
O'Neal Payne
O'Neal Payne
Larry Brunson
Larry Brunson
Debra Nesbit
Debra Nesbit
Mable Sutton
Mable Sutton
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — State and Memphis-area authorities say five people have been charged with illegal dumping of commercial refuse on city lots.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich says the five who were charged include three property owners who charged fees to allow refuse to be dumped on their lots. Two others who worked for a city contractor were indicted for dumping the waste.

They each face charges of vandalism over $60,000.

Weirich was joined by Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton at a news conference at one of the sites, which had piles of rotting wood, old bath sinks, broken basketball hoops and other material scattered among piles of dirt and grass.

Weirich called the site horrific. She said it is an environmental and public safety hazard.

©2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus