"Medications that are flushed down the toilet or thrown straight into the garbage can and do find their way into our nation's waterways every day. Those drugs are present in water that supports many species of fish and other wildlife," said H. Dale Hall, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "We are concerned about reports of fish abnormalities possibly caused by improperly disposed prescription medications. That's why we are excited about this new partnership that can prevent fish and people from inadvertent exposure to prescription medication."
Gatson's inventory, valued at $31,000, was confiscated by city officials, and he might be charged with several felonies for his past business and sales practices. A spokesman for the Cowbirds would say this was just another instance of
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Fayetteville Police Arrest Chemical Polluter
The City of
is getting tough on water pollution. Local retail busnessman Elginald R. Gatson, 24, of 701 W. Sycamore was arrested yesterday by Fayetteville police while trying to flush 1.1 pounds of cocaine down a toilet, introducing the substance into the municipal sewer system, and eventually causing serious water quality problems when it made its way back into Beaver Lake, the primary water supply for Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville