Police discover pickup load of catalytic converters

Officers seize converters after traffic stop

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police recover more than 50 illegally obtained catalytic converters.

When officers pulled over Eric Webb for a traffic stop, his truck bed was full of catalytic converters.

Webb does not have a scrappers license.

He faces 54 charges, with more charges pending.

The number of reported catalytic converter thefts has increased more than 5000% over the past two years.

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from Chattanooga Police

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