- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Representatives from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office are getting down and dirty - literally - to enforce illegal dumping laws in the area.

Maj. Charles Harrigill, who took over the county’s litter control program earlier this year, has been investigating dumpsites and identifying potential offenders by information found in the garbage itself.

Inmate crews picked up 6,200 40-gallon bags of trash on county-owned roads and 3,800 bags on state-owned roads that ran through Adams County in 2013. The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1nARdNz ) those figures prompted the sheriff’s office to begin cracking down on illegal dumping throughout the county.

Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said the large amounts of garbage dumped in the county are a health and sanitation issue that has pestered Adams County for too long.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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