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Wyoming County Sheriff's Deputies make six arrests in the case of copper being stolen from a mine.

David Lee Reed of Amigo, Christopher Reed of Allen Junction and Dicky Joe Lusk are charged with grand larceny.  Darla Cantlee and Kayla Reed Allen, both of Allen Junction, and Adria Lester are charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

The group was actually caught in the act of stealing copper out of the Itmann Mine on Friday, Nov. 30.  Wyoming County Sheriff Randall Aliff said the group was in the mine for several hours when authorities got there.

The Sheriff said they were caught with $6,000 to $8,000 worth of copper.  The suspects could face 1 to 10 years in a state prison.