ADA COUNTY -- Deputies are looking for the latest set of culprits to dump trash, broken chairs and other debris in the desert in southern Ada County.
Authorities recently discovered a pile of old furniture, buckets, carpet and boxes along South Forrey Road near Kuna Mora Road. The cardboard boxes are marked "make offer," and appear to have been used during a garage sale, deputies say.
Other spots along the desert roads are strewn with shotgun shells, beer cans and other trash.
"Please know if you dump trash, we will work hard to find you," sheriff's officials wrote in a Facebook post. "Whoever is doing this is committing a crime — and being incredibly terrible stewards of the land."
Illegal dumping on public land is an infraction punishable by a $300 fine and up to 10 days in jail.
Anyone with garbage they need to get rid of is urged to take it instead to the Ada County Landfill on Seamans Gulch Road. The landfill accepts hazardous materials like paint cans and chemicals for free, while a pickup bed of household trash costs about $11 to dispose of.
Anyone with information about who is behind the Forrey Road dumping is asked to contact law enforcement.