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A Florida man and woman were arrested for stealing downed power lines after Hurricane Irma, according to officials.
Deputies were called to an Altamonte Springs neighborhood Sept. 16 after a neighbor said two people were cutting downed power lines on his property.
Deputies said the power lines were down after a pole snapped in half during Hurricane Irma.
The power was out and the neighborhood was dark, deputies said.
Deputies found $5,000 worth of power lines cut up in the back of a truck.
They questioned Charles Mahoy, 41, and Andrea Foster, 45, and found methamphetamine and marijuana in the truck, deputies said.
Mahoy and Foster were arrested on suspicion of larceny during a state of emergency, criminal mischief and drug possession.
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Deputies found $5,000 worth of cut-up power lines and methamphetamine in their truck, officials said:Posted by Action News Jax on Monday, September 18, 2017
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