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Shenandoah distillery, owner, facing criminal environmental charges

A Virginia distillery and its owner have been indicted on multiple charges involving illegal dumping of industrial waste.
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HARRISONBURG, Va. — A Virginia distillery and its owner have been indicted on multiple charges involving illegal dumping of industrial waste. 

A Shenandoah County grand jury returned a 115-count indictment last week against Filibuster Distillery LLC and Siddharth Dilawri. 

The alleged offenses include discharging industrial waste without a permit into a state water and discharging industrial waste into a publicly owned waste treatment works. 

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said in a news release that the charges follow a two-year investigation and are the first criminal indictments related to environmental violations brought by his office and the state Department of Environmental Quality.