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Jefferson County is cracking down on illegal dumping.  The Sheriff’s Dept. in Jefferson County is trying to catch folks in the act at chronic dump areas, and is hoping to buy cameras to do just that.  People have been seen entering those areas in a truck full of garbage and coming out with the truck empty.  The Sheriff’s Department says their goal would be to get cameras that can transmit photos in real time to the cell phones of county deputies.  County Commissioners are now considering the idea.  Illegal dumping in Jefferson County is a misdemeanor and carries a fine of up to twelve hundred fifty bucks, 30 days in jail, or both.  And while the cameras are being considered to catch offenders, the Sheriff’s Department says it’ll get as tough as it has to with respect to pressing charges.





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