SANFORD–Local authorities have been dealing with the theft of copper for a long time. Businesses, churches, power companies, etc. have been victimized by copper theft from air condition units and other devices. After a search of various codes and state laws, Sheriff Tracy Carter said detectives were able to apply one of the laws to the theft of the coveted material which brings over $3.00 a pound, in most cases. Effective now, persons transporting over 25 pounds of copper must get a permit from the Sheriff’s office.
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