2 Bakersfield suspects in jail for illegal purchase of copper wire, possession of stolen property

KCSO: Drugs were also found during search


Two suspects were arrested in Bakersfield for the illegal purchase of copper wire, possession of stolen property and drug charges on Friday.

On Feb. 1, at about 3:00 p.m., detectives with the Kern County Sheriff`s Office Rural Crimes Unit said they executed a search warrant at SCS Logistics located at 1900 East Brundage Lane.

Officials said the search warrant was served as the result of an investigation into possible stolen property and illegal copper wire transaction at SCS Logistics.

Detectives said they located and recovered a stolen forklift and numerous stolen tools during the search. Detectives also found two grams of meth and two glass smoking pipes.

As a result officers said 55-year-old Dwayne Sephus was arrested for failure to use due diligence when purchasing copper wire, failure to identify subjects selling copper wire, and failure to wait the three day period when purchasing copper wire.

Authorities also said 36-year-old David Zachary was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

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