MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities say law enforcement agents arrested two people after finding 40 stolen catalytic converters inside a car during a traffic stop on a Tennessee interstate.
Agents with the West Tennessee Drug Task Force found the automotive devices when they stopped a car for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 in Haywood County on Sunday.
Agents found the converters were being taken from Texas to New York for resale.
A ledger book found by agents showed the value of the load in New York was about $30,000. Catalytic converters help reduce the pollutants emitted by a car.