A man claiming to be helping a friend, ended up getting himself into a bit a trouble.

On February 8, an ECO was patrolling in the Town of Saugerties when he observed a white pickup truck transporting an uncovered load of solid waste. It included old cabinets, waste wood, and plastic.

The officer stopped the truck and the driver, a Cairo resident claimed he was doing a favor for a friend who lived in Kingston by transporting the waste to the Greene County Transfer Station in Catskill.

The driver was issued a ticket for transporting an uncovered load of solid waste. Several days later, an ECO received an illegal dumping complaint in the Town of Cairo. He found a pile of debris that sounded very similar to the waste the other ECO encountered.

An inspection of the pile produced a receipt with the name of an individual who lived in Kingston. The Kingston resident was interviewed, and ECO's learned the resident gave the waste to a friend for disposal.

Based on photos taken by ECOs, they confirmed the waste piles were indeed the same. The driver was interviewed again and admitted to dumping the debris on the side of the road in Cairo instead of bringing it to the dump.

The man was issued another ticket, this time for unlawful disposal of solid waste.

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