Marietta man admits to taking copper to pay for his drug habit
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SMYRNA — A Marietta man confessed to removing copper piping from underneath office buildings at night and loading the scrap metal into taxi cabs in the early morning, according to the Cobb County Police Department.

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

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