Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into the illegal reproduction and distribution of recoreded materials, namely movies.
A search warrant was issued for the residence of Robert Mitchell, who resides in the 700 block of South Lee Street.
Over ten thousand reproduced movie DVD's, some of which were playing at local theaters at the time, the electronic equipment necessary to mass duplicate the DVD's and a large quantity of blank DVD's and covers.
Mitchell was arrested on Tuesday on multiple warrants alleging his illegal reproduction and sale of copyrighted materials.
Sheriff Prine is asking that anyone with information about this case, or other similar events to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office at 229-671-2950 or anonymously at 229-671-2985.