Walmart arrest leads to drug charge

Dekorean Elise Strickland, 30, of Arnoldsvillle Road in Winterville was arrested Friday morning at Walmart on Lexington Road when she was found in possession of methamphetamine, Athens-Clarke County police said. 

Police said they responded to a report from a loss-prevention officer that Strickland and two people she was with were seen shoplifting merchandise. 

Strickland consented to a search of her purse, which contained a bag of unused needles and another one filled with meth that was prepared for use, police said. 

While Strickland was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, her companions were not charged but were barred from Walmart for two years, police said.

 

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