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Police: Man stole $45,000 of catalytic converters to buy drugs



MURRAY, Utah  – A man is in custody after police say he stole $45,000 worth of catalytic converters to “pay for a drug habit.”

According to a probable cause statement, the suspect, identified as Marvin Lee Jones, 61, was seen on surveillance video cutting and removing catalytic converters from 9 vehicles at an auto repair shop on March 1.

Officials said each of the catalytic converters removed was either from Land Rovers or Range Rover and were worth approximately $5,000 each.

He was later booked into Salt Lake County Jail.

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