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Man Dumps Trash in Colorado Forest; Sentenced to Six Months in Prison [PICS]

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A man in Colorado was fined and convicted for dumping more than 8,000 pounds of trash in a national forest. 

A Telluride, Colorado man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for defiling the wilderness.

41-year-old Benjamin Yoho dumped 8,500 pounds of trash near the Jud Wiebe Trail in the Uncompahgre National Forest. This took place over a seven-month period beginning in October 2014.

Yoho was also convicted of living in and maintaining a structure on National Forest System Lands.

Restitution is to be determined at a later date, but Yoho will face a year of probation following his prison term and is banned from all Forests and Bureau of Land Management lands.

The massive amount of trash had to be airlifted out of the forest by helicopter.

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