Suspect throws buckets filled with adult dirty diapers into riverBy Mason White 3:01 PM April 22, 2015
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Police in Maine, are looking for the person who is dumping smelly adult diapers in a river.
The Maine Warden Service is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the person placing 5-gallon buckets full of dirty diapers in Franklin County streams.
24 bright orange buckets have been recovered from rivers in Wilton and Farmington within the last two months, authorities said.
Police said that this is not only a case of littering, but the waste is polluting the water because the lids will not stay in those buckets forever, Warden Daniel Christianson said.
“That’s horrible, because people are fishing here and I think that they eat the fish. This is disgusting,” a witness said after learning of the contaminated diapers in the water.
Rangers are confident that they will be able to find the person responsible for throwing the buckets into the rivers.
Christianson said that when the culprit is finally captured, the person could be charged with littering, which carries a fine of $200 per container, totaling around $4,800.