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Sheriff: 200 barrels of crude oil illegally dumped on ground

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Gregg County Sheriff's Office is now investigating after around 200 barrels of crude oil was found dumped on an oil lease.

Around 3 p.m. Sunday, deputies were called to a Dyersdale Energy lease off Highway 42 in Kilgore. Authorities say unidentified suspects intentionally dumped 200 barrels of crude oil on the ground from a holding tank located on the lease.

The cost of the crude oil is in excess of $20,000. The cost to clean-up the site will likely exceed $50,000.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Investigator Eddie Hope at 903-237-2530 or Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP.

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