It doesn’t pay to litter! In October 2006 a Lampasas County, Texas, game warden located an illegal dumpsite while responding to a poaching call. Later that month, game wardens in a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department helicopter took photographs showing the magnitude of the dumpsite during a GPS mapping tour of deer camps. The game warden contacted the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and an investigation was launched.
A search warrant was executed in April 2007, and soil samples along with other evidence were gathered at the property. A grand jury indicted the suspect on a third degree felony relating to the handling of used oil and a state jail felony charge of illegal dumping. A jury deliberated last month just 10 minutes before returning convictions.