Deputy Also Finds Meth On Alleged Shoplifter
A Chattooga County Deputy found meth and a glass pipe on a man accused of stealing items from Walmart Wednesday morning.
Deputy Rebecca Farmer was called to Walmart around 9 a.m. when an employee spotted 43-year-old Martin Kevin Howard, of Trion, trying to swindle the store.
” She advised that Kevin Howard had been observed selecting items and then concealing them on his person. She
further advised that Mr. Howard went to the self-checkout where he scanned paint for .97 instead of the true value of $12.97 while purchasing other items,” Deputy Farmer stated.
A store employee called 911 and Deputy Farmer arrived. She searched Howard and found the meth in a black metal pill vial, according to an incident report.
Howard was charged with shoplifting, possession of meth and possession of drug-related objects, according to jail reports.