Macon pair sentenced for illegally dumping napalm

ATLANTA — Authorities have sentenced a Macon pair who ran a U.S. military training camp to time in a federal prison for illegally disposing of napalm.

A U.S. District Court judge sentenced 39-year-old John Duffey and 39-year-old Jennifer Duffey to one year and one day in prison each on charges of illegally disposing of hazardous waste.

United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates says the Duffeys operated Joint Military Development Services, and purchased 560 “napalm bursts” for use in military exercises.

After investigating the cost, authorities say Jennifer Duffey chose not to pay approximately $15,000 for lawful disposal of unused napalm bursts, instead instructing an employee to bury about 500 pounds of the explosive powder on a Locust Grove property about October 2008.