Smiths Station Business Under Investigation

Lee County deputies, along with officers from several other agencies are looking for stolen cars and heavy equipment at a Smiths Station business. Wednesday, county, state and federal agencies were at Bi-City Parts and Salvage.

Investigators checked each car and piece of machinery inside the Bi-City to see if any items have been stolen.

"We suspect that vehicles and other related equipment are brought to this location and are of such a nature that they have been stolen, and certainly that's a concern for us and it is to the public and if that's the case we want to do something about it," said Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.

Investigators say multiple sources tipped them off that vehicles and heavy machinery, stolen from several counties in both Alabama and Georgia were being dumped at this scrap business.

"Let's just say we received information from various sources over a period of time that has led us to obtain enough information to secure a search arrant," Jones said.

Investigators tell us the owner of Bi-City parts and Salvage is cooperating and so far no one has been arrested. This, as investigators continue their tedious search, around a rather large pile of scrap metal, broken down cars and equipment.

"We will be here for a while, this will not be an open shut type of search warrant by any stretch of the imagination," said the Sheriff.

One person has been taken into custody that worked at the business, on un-related charges. Stay tuned to News Leader 9 for the latest information.