Lawrence Man Pleaded Guilty to Violating Clean Water Act

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A Lawrence man has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Water Act.

57-year-old Raymond Sawyer and his company, Mangna-Gro International, which formulates chemical fertilizers, pleaded guilty to unlawfully discharging waste from its fertilizer manufacturing operation into the City of Lawrence's sewer system.

Investigators determined that, over a 10 year period, they were discharging the waste into the sewer system via a hose inserted into a toilet stool.

Sawyer and his company are charged with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act.

Sentencing is set for June 1st.

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