Two Fined More Than $10K for Illegal Dumping

WEST VIRGINIA - Two Virginia men have been convicted in Hardy County, W.Va., magistrate court and fined more than $10,000 on charges relating to illegal dumping, according to the WV Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Office. 

Officials say on May 7, 2014 DNR Natural Resources learned two large piles had been dumped in a rural area of Grant County, West Virginia.

Officers located and issued citations to two men who were hired to clean out a house under foreclosure. 

Marcus A. Cook, 23, and Nicholas S. Calhoun, 23, both of Centerville, Va., received 11 citations, including four counts of littering, two counts of trespassing, two counts of creating an open dump, one count of driving on a suspended license, one count of obstructing an officer, and one count of possession of marijuana. 

Officials say the two men were convicted of all charges and ordered to clean up the area. They say total fines assessed were $10,071. 

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