On Wednesday, workers in the Community Work Program picked up trash alongside County Road 125 E., County Road 800 N., County Road 900 N., Fail Road and County Road 1000 N. A truck bed quickly filled up with extra large trash bags full of garbage.
The Community Work Program involves low-risk inmates that perform various work projects around the county.
Some of the trash found poses a health hazard to the community.
LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd is asking patrolman to increase their presence in those areas to deter littering. If residents witness a person littering, they are asked to call the sheriff’s department and report the issue with as much detail as possible in order to detain those responsible.