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Dryden man charged for illegally dumping garbage

Dryden man faces fines for depositing garbage on Crown land.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry media release

DRYDEN, Ont -- A Dryden man has been fined $1,800 for depositing garbage on Crown land.

Christian Johnston pleaded guilty and was fined $1,800 for depositing garbage on Crown land south of Dryden.

Court heard that between August 7 and September 21, 2016, Johnston was paid to take a load of garbage to the Dryden landfill. The landfill was closed when he arrived, so he transported the garbage south of Dryden to Bob Lake Road off Highway 502 and dumped it on Crown land.

Justice of the Peace Edith Baas heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Dryden, on August 3, 2017.

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).