Lee County removes tents and debris from Auburn property

Authorities in Lee County spent Monday removing a "tent city" from a property in the Auburn community.

Posted: Jul 22, 2019 3:27 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2019 3:27 PM

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that's right the sheriff and his department including some inmates have been out here since a couple of hours ago that's right the sheriff and his department including some inmates have been out here since a couple of hours ago getting rid of a mountain of debris and tents and other items that are located behind an abandoned mobile home . sheriff jim johnson says that people have been living on tents behind the mobile home for about a year now and causing all sorts of problems within the auburn community. he says the tents are set up all the way back into the woods here just off of auburn road. we spoke with the sheriff briefly as they were starting to clean up the debris. these particular people are on these people's property without permission.. this is the same situation as if you owned the property and checked every six weeks and found this mess on your property. its a lot of stolen property out here .......a lots of issues." the lee county board of supervisors have ordered a dump truck out here to haul the debris away. the sheriff says that at some point the county will try and maybe help some of these people living in the tents find another place to live such as the salvation army. we'll have much more on this situation and what local residents think later on wtva nine news. reporting live from auburn community wayne hereford wtva nine news. at ,
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