Shoplifting, Methamphetamine and Xanax - Oh My!

A man who allegedly took a bag containing only a small amount of methamphetamine into Walmart with him faces several misdemeanor citations. The culprit, who’s name is not being released because an arrest was not made, allegedly went into the Old Fort Parkway store and stole about $200 worth of merchandise and then attempted to return it.

After a loss prevention worker at the store realized what was going on, he called the police. A responding officer issued the suspect multiple citations after finding not only the merchandise in question, but also the meth, Xanax and Hydrocodone. The man was then escorted off the premises with his citations in hand.

Despite the fact that a physical arrest was not made, misdemeanor possession of a drug like meth is considered a Class A offense for first time offenders. In some cases, a judge can impose up to a one year jail sentence for such a charge.

Source:

MPD Incident Report #13-25755

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