According to the warrant, on Oct. 7 a witness saw Steven McCall take copper pipe cut from an office building on Concord Road, west of South Cobb Drive in Smyrna, and load it into a taxi cab.
McCall was first taken by the cab driver to M&M Waste to sell the copper scrap and then to a gas station to cash the check he received, the warrant stated.
McCall was arrested by Cobb Police on Oct. 14 when officers responded to a call about someone taking copper piping from underneath the crawl space of an office building on Concord Road and loading the pieces into a taxi cab, the warrant stated.
When police returned to the scene, officers collected a hack saw and pipe cutters from the crawl space, the warrant stated.
The warrant said McCall confessed and admitted the theft was due to his $50-a-day drug habit.
McCall was charged with two felony counts for burglary, a felony count for possessing a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge for possession of a drug-related object, the warrant stated.
The warrant said that when McCall was arrested, he had hypodermic syringes that contained heroin.
McCall was given a $25,000 bond, but has still not been released.
— Rachel Gray