lacey_jan28Illegal Dumping of Solid Waste – On Sunday, April 21, 2013, the Forked River Mountain Coalition conducted its annual cleanup efforts in the wooded area west of the Garden State Parkway in Lacey Township. The Lacey Township Police Department provided additional patrols in the woods during the cleanup. During the cleanup, officers observed clear indication that unknown persons are regularly making their way into the Pinelands and dumping solid waste rather than paying the fee to legally dump at the county landfill. Residents are asked to call anytime they see a suspicious vehicle entering the woods with the capacity to carry solid waste. If caught, the offender will be charged with the appropriate laws and most notably, their vehicle will be seized. The Lacey Township Police Department will seek forfeiture of the vehicle under New Jersey law. Offenders will be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Help from the public in dealing with this matter is greatly appreciated.