OBN finds thousands of dollars of stolen property in an unlikely place

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EDMOND, Okla. - Officials have unexpected news for members of an Edmond church.

Thousands of dollars worth of stolen items was recently recovered!

"It's going to be amazing to see how we are going to use this stuff now that we have it back," Stuart Holland said.

Five cases of wireless mics, projectors, inflatables and more went missing last December.

Members of the First Baptist Church say a trailed packed with these items was stolen right from their property.

They say they never thought they would see their stuff again, until they received a phone call from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

"It was totally unrelated to stolen property. We had received information on a tip that one of the lockers at this facility may have been used to stash drugs from time to time," Mark Woodward, the Spokesman for Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics said.

K-9's were brought to the property, leading officials immediately to storage unit 35.

After getting a search warrant, authorities didn't find drugs, instead, they found a lot of property.

"When we started looking through the individual property. You could tell it had names on it from other businesses," Woodward said.

Luckily, authorities found Christmas t-shirts among the stolen goods, connecting officials to the church.

"I'm guessing they read the back of them, they have our website on it," Holland said.

Holland says the lesson here is to not leave trailers on property, no matter how secure they think it is.

While there are still expensive items missing, with this recent recovery, Holland has hope that stuff will turn up too.




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