(New London, Mo)— Three Hannibal men receive sentences after pleading guilty to Criminal Disposition of Solid Waste.

Lester D. Hirner is sentenced to 4 years in the Department of Corrections and received a $10,000 fine.  Michael R. Hirner received a 7 year sentence, and Dustin Smith received a 4 year suspended execution of sentence with 5 years supervised probation.

The sentences handed down in Ralls County Circuit Court come after Sheriff Gerry Dinwiddie arrested the men following a two-month investigation into illegal tire dumping.

The investigation began in May after the Sheriff received reports of illegal dumping at numerous locations in Ralls County.