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November 21, 2012

Craigs Creek sewage dumper sentenced

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — A London man accused of dumping raw sewage into a water supply was sentenced in Laurel Circuit Court on Friday.

Ernest Wagers Jr., 45, has six months to pay costs of cleanup from the sewage that entered Craigs Creek when he was witnessed emptying raw sewage into the waterway on March 6. He received a five-year sentence that was probated for five years. The persistent felony offender charge was dismissed as part of the plea bargain.

Wagers was indicted in April on two counts of water pollution and persistent felony offender stemming from an incident in which he was seen emptying raw sewage from a septic cleaning company where he was employed into Craigs Creek. Craigs Creek empties into Laurel River Lake, which is a water supply for the county.

Soon after, the septic tank cleaning company sold out and Wagers was not hired as one of their employees, according to officials with the new company.

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