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Opelika firefighter arrested for selling pirated DVDs

An Opelika firefighter was arrested Wednesday afternoon for making and selling pirated DVDs.

Derek Terence Goggans was arrested by Opelika police at the fire department on Lake Condy Road and charged with four counts of manufacturer's name required on package and four counts of possession, sale, rental, etc. of recorded device in violation of article prohibited, Capt. Allan Elkins said.

The charges stem from a month-long undercover investigation by the Opelika police department and the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

An undercover officer purchased a number of pirated DVDs from Goggans, Elkins said.

Officers also searched Goggans' home and vehicle, and recovered a computer, various electronic devices and more than 1,000 pirated DVD movies, including some newly released titles and pornographic titles.

Goggans, 50, was booked into the Lee County Jail.

Calls to the Opelika fire chief for comment on Goggans' employment were not immediately returned.

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