Man Arrested for Illegal Dumping in Ector County Posts Bond

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WEST ODESSA - A man arrested for illegal dumping in west Odessa has posted bond.

35-year-old Gerardo Valenzuela was arrested after allegedly dumping trash on the side of the road in the 4100 block of Westcliff.

Investigator Oscar Limon took these pictures of the dumped trash shortly after the arrest.

Valenzuela is the owner of J.V. Construction.

But Valenzuela's family is coming to his defense saying he didn't know he was breaking the law.

Valenzuela's family says they've since cleaned up the dirt and taken it to the dump.

Valenzuela faces a $10,000 fine and up to 2 years in jail.