Investigators say an Edwardsville man dumped between 18,000 and 20,000 tires in a vacant East St. Louis lot. 41-year-old George L. Fifer of the 300 block of Pine Street is charged with two counts of criminal disposal of waste without a permit, and two counts of violation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Act.
The lot is located in the 100 block of South 15th Street in East St. Louis. The St. Clair County State's Attorney's office filed the charges against Fifer. He is also facing possession of a stolen vehicle charges in Madison County.