Insurance Journal, Feb. 7, 2022

Police seized about 100 catalytic converters and arrested two people during a raid at a Baton Rouge home.

Officers executing a search warrant Thursday evening arrested a 39-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman after finding the catalytic converters piled in a Ford F-150 pickup truck in the driveway and in a shed on the property, The Advocate reports. Officers also found heroin, LSD, illegal prescription drugs, MDMA, cocaine, fentanyl and crystal meth, as well as an unloaded shotgun, according to arrest documents.

The man told detectives that he was addicted to heroin and had bought the catalytic converters from people who had stolen them, an affidavit says. He planned to sell them locally and in Texas. He said he had drugs in the garage because people would bring them when they sold the converters.

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