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Men Facing Charges After Dumping Trash in Drakesboro Cemetery, Sheriff Says

The Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office says it's been making increased efforts to stop trash dumping in the county's remote/rural cemeteries.

Posted: Nov 15, 2021 9:11 AM
Updated: Nov 15, 2021 9:15 AM

The Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office says two men are facing charges as a result of increased efforts to stop trash from being dumped in the county's remote rural cemeteries.

The sheriff's office said Monday that while one of its sergeants was conducting an extra patrol at Hayden Cemetery in Drakesboro about a week ago, two men were found illegally dumping trash.

According to the sheriff's office, the sergeant saw one plastic barrel being dumped along with three more barrels of trash in the men's vehicle.

25-year-old John Steel and 23-year-old Christopher Steele from Drakesboro were both charged with criminal littering, according to the sheriff's office. They're scheduled to appear in the Muhlenberg District Court on Nov. 24.

Anyone who has information on trash dumping in or around cemeteries in the county is being asked to contact Muhlenberg County Dispatch at 270-338-2000 or the Muhlenberg County Sheriff Office at 270-338-3345.

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