Letter to the editor: Trash dumpers beware, you leave evidence behind

Published 9:48 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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To the editor:

It probably would be a good idea if the person who dumped trash at the Cooleemee Wildlife Boat Access Area could come and get it before the fingerprint analysis is back from the lab.

North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 14. Criminal Law § 14-399. Littering: “Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section in an amount exceeding 15  pounds but not exceeding 500 pounds and not for commercial purposes is guilty of a Class 3  misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000). In addition, the court shall require the violator to perform  community service of not less than 24 hours nor more than 100 hours. The community service required shall be to pick up litter if feasible, and if not feasible, to perform other community  service commensurate with the offense committed.”

Steve Barron