Hartsville man charged with dumping papers in Black Creek

December 15, 2018

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — A Hartsville man has been charged with dumping newspapers into Black Creek on the Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve in Hartsville.

Cedrick Benji Larry Ludd of Hartsville is charged with litter in excess of 15 pounds, according to a release issued by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

“Officers responded to the area and documented 35 visible bundles of undelivered newspapers with a delivery date of Nov. 21, 2018. Once determining which newspaper outlet the papers were from, officers interviewed several supervisors about the incident,” according to the release.

“Ludd was the only distributor who failed to deliver newspapers and newspaper inserts to 12 Hartsville area businesses on the exact day the newspapers were marked for delivery,” according to the release.

According to the release other charges are pending and the case remains under investigation.

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