PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- A Charlotte County man faces two charges after allegedly dumping two 35-gallon totes of number two onto the road.
That's 70 pounds of stink, and residents were not happy.
It all started when deputies got a call on Oct. 20 about a large amount of human waste in the road. A CCSO Environmental Investigator also found a large amount of toilet paper and feminine product waste at the scene.
Their investigation led them to the owner of the truck that witnesses said they saw driving with the red totes.
The witnesses told deputies they remembered the truck in the area because of its foul odor.
Investigators said they tracked down the owner of the truck, but he wasn't the one driving it during the dumping. Deputies said that was Kevin Smiley, 64, an employee of the truck's owner who had been paid to remove septic waste from a home.
Deputies said Smiley emptied a septic tank at a home, then dumped it in the road. They said he didn't even try to clean it up or report the dump.
Smiley, 64, was arrested on two charges of littering over 500 pounds commercial or hazardous waste.
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