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Two men arrested for illegal waste dumping

Staff Report • Dec 3, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Two men have been arrested for illegally dumping four drums of toxic chemicals in South Knox County, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

According to the Knoxville News-Sentinel the men - identified as James Emert, 26, and Antonio Smith, 24, both of Knoxville - were being held in lieu of $7,500 bond, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Martha Dooley. They were charged with violating the Hazardous Waste Management Act.

An arrest warrant has also been issued for a third suspect, Dooley said.

"The suspects were paid to properly dispose of four 55 gallon drums of unknown hazardous chemicals from Peachtree Pointe Farms in Blount County to a recycling plant in Knox County," a Sheriff's Office press release said.

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