The owners of a North Knoxville tire and auto repair shop were arrested in connection to a theft investigation, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
The shop owners allegedly purchased stolen items from drug users who were trying to support their drug addiction. These stolen items – including tires, motor oil, and transmission fluid – were then available for sale.
Undercover cops purchased stolen items a few weeks prior to making the arrest.
An ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Knoxville Police Department and the Department of Revenue.