Lindsay man facing charges following theft from business

A Lindsay man was allegedly found to be in possession of a controlled substance while being arrested for theft Monday (March 2).

According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, an employee of a store on Russell Street West in Lindsay observed a man leave the business with property he had not purchased around 4 p.m.

The man was followed from the store by the employee, who also called police to report the theft.

“An officer located the man a short distance away and arrested him,” reads a media release.

“Further investigation revealed that the man had a controlled substance in his possession.”

Troy Wayne McCarty, 48, has been charged with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of a controlled substance and failing to comply with the conditions of his probation order.

He is scheduled to appear in court on April 2.

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