Deputies arrest two for illegal dumping

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Bay County Sheriff's Deputies arrested two people in Bay County for illegal dumping.

Deputies say Edwin Resendiz, 23, of Labelle, Florida, was hired to remove 2,000 pounds of building and demolition debris from a church on 11th Street in Panama City. They say instead of disposing of the debris legally, he dumped it off of Highpoint Road.

Deputies say Jason Lavergne, of Louisiana, was paid to haul 7,880 pounds of debris from a place on Wakulla Avenue in Panama City to the landfill. Deputies say Lavergne was caught dumping the load on Highway 390.

Both were arrested and charged with separate counts of illegal dumping of material more than 500 pounds, a third degree felony.