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Man accused of dumping septic waste

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COLFAX, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says a 61-year-old Pollock man is accused of dumping septic tank wastes and sewage on vacant property he owns on La. Highway 8.

Whirley Austin Walker was arrested Wednesday after investigators with the department's Criminal Investigation Division, Grant Parish sheriff's deputies and state police served a search warrant at his home.

Sheriff Steve McCain says Walker was booked into the Grant Parish Detention Center on a charge of illegal disposal of a substance.

DEQ says Walker allegedly used his tank truck equipment to dump the waste on his property.

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