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Arrested subcontractor doesn't stop garbage pick-up

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Albany - People in west Albany were glad to see their garbage picked up Monday morning, after a woman whose company helps collect trash for that part of the city pled guilty to drug charges and was hauled off to federal prison.

Trans Waste subcontracted Dora Wilson's company, Southwest Carriers, to collect garbage on the west side. Friday, Dora and her son Donald pled guilty to smuggling marijuana and other drug charges in federal court.

Trans Waste managers had no idea that Wilson was facing charges or was sentenced and neither did the City's Small and Disadvantaged Business Office, which helped Wilson land the $3.4-million subcontract.

Trans Waste was able to use Wilson's seven remaining employees to collect trash Monday morning. And, the company is working with the City to find a new subcontractor. Trans Waste says customers won't see a disruption in garbage pick-up.

posted by kathryn.murchison@walb.com