Illegal Dump Site Covered With Household Trash - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

4/10/06-Smith County

Illegal Dump Site Covered With Household Trash

The illegal dump site covers more than four acres. It's located on County Road 225, near FM 850, just inside Smith County.

Officials say the land is covered with household garbage, tires, bottles and shingles. A few weeks ago, an anonymous tip lead officials to this site and the owner of the property has been working to clean it up, but not to officials' satisfaction.

"They have started to clean it up but it's not adequate on what they have done, they have burnt a lot of stuff. Some of the stuff they have burnt is tires and shingles, which they can't do that," says James Lee, Environmental Investigator with Smith County.

While the land owner was given more time to get the property cleaned up, the owner's grandson, was arrested.

He was charged with interfering with a peace officer and disorderly conduct. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Karolyn Davis, reporting. kdavis@kltv.com

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