LEESBURG — Two women are facing drug charges after one allegedly stole items from Walmart.
Angel Lee Halsey, also known as Angel Lee Weber, 32, 40 EMS B6 Lane, Leesburg, is being charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony; theft, a class A misdemeanor; theft with a prior conviction, a level 6 felony; and possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.
Shelby Ann Shepherd, 45, 312 W. Crystal Flash Road 36, North Webster, is being charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; unlawful possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony; and possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on May 26, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a theft that had just occurred at Walmart in Warsaw. Information from Kosciusko County Dispatch indicated that the suspect left the scene in a silver Dodge Charger.
Another WPD officer located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Police identified the driver as Shepherd and the passenger as Halsey.
Halsey told police there were Walmart bags in the back of the vehicle containing merchandise she had purchased.
Shepherd gave permission for officers to search the vehicle. Officers located the Walmart merchandise and two purses inside the vehicle. A white purse was identified by Shepherd as belonging to her. Inside the purse, officers found a small baggie containing a white powder substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Police also located multiple pills inside the purse that were identified as Alprazolam, a schedule IV controlled substance.
The second purse was then searched. Inside the purse was an identification card belonging to Halsey. A clear plastic baggie containing a white power substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine was found inside the purse, along with multiple pills identified as Alprazolam, a schedule IV controlled substance, and a container of syringes. The syringes contained a brown liquid that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Police obtained the merchandise that Halsey said she had purchased and took the merchandise back to Walmart to be checked. A loss prevention officer at Walmart compared the merchandise to the receipt and identified numerous items in the bag that were not purchased. The value of the unpaid items totaled $77.36.
Halsey was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail May 26 on a $5,250 surety and cash bond. She was previously convicted of theft in October 2017.
Shepherd was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail May 26 on a $5,250 surety and cash bond.