A Franklin County judged sentenced 34-year-old Matthew Ferguson to 19 years in prison for illegally dumping sewage. All but two years of that sentence will be suspended.
Ferguson was charged with 26 counts of illegally dumping sewage on several properties including a church and private residents.
The Franklin County Commonwealth attorney said in court Friday morning that bank records show Ferguson made more than $75,000 illegally dumping. He will no longer be able to work in the dumping business and had to close his septic company.
Ferguson will have to pay $700 in restitution. He said in court he didn't have any money left because of an addition to drugs. The judge also says he needs to complete a substances abuse program.