Kentucky

Laurel sheriff's department investigates allegation of raw-sewage dumping

The Laurel County Sheriff's Department said Thursday it was investigating allegations that a London septic tank company dumped raw sewage at two locations.

Sheriff John Root said a resident reported seeing a truck dumping raw sewage into Little Craig's Creek west of London on Wednesday morning. An investigation indicated Owens Septic Tank Cleaning of London was involved, Root said in a news release.

According to the sheriff, the dumping allegedly was done by a company driver, Ernest Wagers Jr., 44, of London.

Further investigation indicated raw sewage also had been dumped at the company's business location on Lily Road, about 2 miles south of London, Root said in a news release.

According to the sheriff's department, detective Charlie Loomis is to present evidence to the Laurel County grand jury.

The Laurel County Health Department and Kentucky Division of Water are assisting in the continuing investigation, the sheriff's department said.

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