Owners of the Dickinson Frozen Food plant in Fruitland are expected to be in a Payette County courtroom today to answer to a citation of being an odor nuisance. Neighbors complained to Fruitland Police of odors coming from the plant's wastewater treatment facility.
The Argus Observer reports that Dickson officials are blaming the odors on machinery breakdowns.
A violation of the city's nuisance ordinance is a misdemeanor and could carry a penalty of $1,000, six months in jail, or both.
Dickinson processes frozen potatoes and onions at its Fruitland location.