From the U. S. Attorney, Middle District of GA
Macon , GA - Thomas Watson, age 57, and Cathy Watson, age 54, of Moultrie, Georgia, pled guilty to to a violation of the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law.
The Watsons admitted to transporting large amounts of hazardous materials in interstate commerce using TomCat Trucking, Inc., of Doerun.
The couple used TomCat to transport at least 19 shipments of Telone II, a pesticide, and Ammonium Nitrate, a fertilizer, in direct violation of federal law.
The Watsons agreed to a sentencing condition banning them from applying for or holding any Commercial Motor Carrier permit for the duration of their sentences.
They each face a maximum penalty of up to 5 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing will be scheduled by the Court at a later date.