Smith County business under investigation for illegal dumping

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 11:06am

SMITH COUNTY — The Smith County Environmental Crimes Unit with the constable's office is currently investigating Madfos Metal LLC for illegal dumping.

The business is located on Highway 271, just northeast of Owentown.

Officials received a tip about the alleged dumping about 2 weeks ago. Constables are currently on the scene with a warrant, but are waiting for a backhoe to begin digging.

Whomever is responsible for the dumping could face illegal dumping charges and jail time.

Officials say illegal dumping allows harmful chemicals to seep into the soil, causing serious problems to water supplies.

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