SK resident arrested for shoplifting, drug possession at Port Orchard Walmart

Taken from a report by Kitsap County Sheriff's Deputies:

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 23-year-old South Kitsap resident at the Port Orchard Walmart store for shoplifting and several drug-related infractions around 5 p.m. on May 26.

The suspect walked around the store with receipts, asking employees about the UPC of various products, according to the loss prevention team.

Throughout that time, the suspect became “increasingly animated, as if in a crisis.

”He took dish soap, bleach and dog food, corresponding to items on his receipt, and then tried to return them for $13.30.

The suspect signed the receipt and accepted the cash for the items.

Then the loss prevention team confronted him.

They took him to the Walmart’s security office where they found drug paraphernalia in his pockets.

The drug related items included a plastic scoop, a glass smoking pipe, a small cleaning sponge, an electronic scale with suspected methamphetamine residue, and a pink Ziploc bag with suspected methamphetamine.

The loss prevention specialists called law enforcement officers, and three Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies responded.

The suspect seemed “visibly nervous,” when the deputies arrived, fidgeting in his seat and saying that he was worried about going to jail.

He said that he’d just been released from jail, and he didn’t want to go back.

One of the sheriff’s deputies replied that he shouldn’t be surprised, considering what he’d been accused of, and asked if he just needed the money.

He said that he did, but he would probably use it to buy more drugs.

The deputy then asked if the substance in the suspect’s pocket was methamphetamine.

He said that it was, and sheriff’s deputies took him to jail.

He was booked with $10,000 bail, and the receipts and paraphernalia were entered into evidence.

Tests on the drugs confirmed them as methamphetamine.

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