40 stolen catalytic converters found in Haywood Co. traffic stop

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — 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 amount of pollutants emitted by a car.

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