$46,000 worth of stolen items found during traffic stop in Channelview, deputies say

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The driver, who deputies say is a documented gang member, was caught with approximately $46,000 in stolen property, including the car the suspect was driving.

CHANNELVIEW, Texas (KTRK) -- Deputies discovered thousands of dollars' worth of stolen items after conducting a traffic stop in the Channelview area, officials said on Monday.

The driver, who deputies say is a documented gang member, was caught with several stolen catalytic converters during the traffic stop near the 800 block of Dell Dale Street.

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Authorities said deputies later recovered approximately $46,000 in stolen property, including the car the suspect was driving.

Deputies said the suspect was detained.

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