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Thursday, Feb 07 2013 05:43 PM

Two arrested with allegedly stolen copper

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an investigation into the possible purchase of stolen copper.

Dwayne Sephus, 55, was arrested last Friday on suspicion of failure to use due diligence when purchasing copper wire, failure to identify people selling copper wire, and failure to wait the three-day period when purchasing copper wire, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

David Zachary, 36, was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At about 3:15 p.m. Feb. 1, detectives with the Kern County Sheriff's Office Rural Crimes Unit served a search warrant at SCS Logistics, 1900 East Brundage Lane in Bakersfield.

The search was the result of an investigation into possible stolen property and illegal copper wire transaction at SCS Logistics.

During the search, detectives found a stolen forklift and numerous stolen tools, authorities said. Detectives also located about two grams of methamphetamine and two glass smoking pipes.

Sephus and Zachary were booked into the Kern County Sheriff's Office Central Receiving Facility.

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