ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of dumping asbestos in a national forest has been ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution to the state for cleanup costs.
Billy G. Leary Jr. pleaded guilty to one charge of creating an open dump after West Virginia Natural Resources Police determined he threw out asbestos in the Monongahela National Forest near Elkins, the agency said in a statement Sunday.READ MORE: St. Patrick's Day Parade In Pittsburgh Sees Smaller Crowd For Celebrations In September
Leary was sentenced to six months in jail, which was suspended. He was fined $100 plus court costs in addition to the restitution.READ MORE: Male Suspect In Custody After 3 People Shot At Baby Shower At Kinloch Volunteer Fire Department
The agency said it was alerted to the dumping in April through a complaint on Facebook.MORE NEWS: Allegheny Co. Police Investigating After Woman Found With Gunshot Wound In City Of Duquesne
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