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Louisiana DEQ obtains arrest warrants for four Bastrop men.

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's (Louisiana DEQ) Criminal Investigation Division obtained arrest warrants for four Bastrop men for the alleged illegal disposal of a substance and simple criminal damage to property involving disposal of waste tires and construction debris.

Louisiana DEQ reported the warrants were issued for Marcus Lynn Rhodes, 36; Marvin Rhodes, 36; Gregory DeWayne Felts, 20, and Steven Michael Edwards, 23, all of Bastrop.

The four allegedly illegally disposed of approximately 275 waste tires and other construction and demolition debris on private property in Morehouse Parish. Marvin Rhodes was already in Morehouse Parish jail on unrelated charges.

An investigation by the department determined that none of the men are certified waste tire haulers, spokesman Tim Beckstrom reported.

Louisiana DEQ also alleges that evidence indicates that the men were dumping the tires and debris on private property in order to avoid mandated disposal fees.

If convicted of illegal disposal of a substance and simple criminal damage to property, the men each face possible imprisonment for not more than 10 years with or without hard labor, or a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.

Contact: Tim Beckstrom, (225) 219-3967.

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Publication:Solid Waste Report
Geographic Code:1U7LA
Date:Mar 14, 2011
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