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Last updated 4:46AM ET
March 9, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Spy Gear Found in Lawrence County Commission Office
(2007-09-15)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - An FBI search of a Lawrence County Commission office found a clock radio equipped with a surveillance camera and recording devices, authorities said.

There were no arrests. FBI agent Dan Girsch said the probe continues and he declined to disclose details Friday.

Federal agents interviewed all five county commissioners as well as County Administrator Linda Harville and Assistant County Administrator Karen Harrison. Harrison this week resigned her post, citing stress.

During the search Thursday night, the FBI also seized a variety of items from Harrison's office, including seven video cassettes, a digital 12-channel receiver, a power supply and audiovisual cables.

They also confiscated a purchase receipt for the clock radio, which was bought from Alabama Spy Shop in Madison County.

Commissioner John Terry said he's shocked by the discovery of the spy gear. Terry said the room where the spy clock was found is rarely used other than on meeting days.

Commission Chairman Bradley Cross said Friday morning he didn't know why the FBI was interviewing commissioners, but said later that day the matter was "blown out of proportion."

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