Task force raids property in Cleveland for suspected illegal dumping

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CLEVELAND- The Cuyahoga County Environmental Crimes Task Force on Thursday raided a property owned by the city of East Cleveland, but now suspected of being used by a private company as an illegal dump.

The property sits in the 1600 block of Eddy Road and investigators served a search warrant there.

Investigators said the city of East Cleveland once used the property as a trash transfer station, and the property is now leased to a company to recycle construction and demolition debris.

However, investigators told FOX 8, the property is being used for the dumping of all kinds of waste.

The investigation started after someone complained to the county health department.

The Environmental Crimes Task Force will take evidence just collected to a county prosecutor for possible criminal charges.

The task force consists of officers with Cleveland police, deputies with the county sheriff and others. The group is now regularly filing charges against individuals and companies for illegal dumps small and large throughout the area.

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