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Lindsay man charged with theft, drug possession at business: police

A Lindsay man is facing theft and drug possession charges following an incident Monday at a business. Global News Peterborough file

A Lindsay, Ont., man faces theft and drug charges following an incident at a Lindsay business on Monday afternoon.

City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service says around 4 p.m. an employee at a Russell Street West reported seeing a man leave the business allegedly with merchandise he did not purchase. The employee followed the man and called police.

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An officer located the suspect a short distance away and arrested him. The suspect was allegedly in possession of a controlled substance.

Troy Wayne McCarty, 48, of Lindsay, was charged with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of a controlled substance and failure to comply with a probation order.

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He was released and will appear in court in Lindsay on April 2, police said.

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