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Macon woman arrested for meth, stealing over $1,200 of items from Walmart

Photo courtesy: Bibb County Sheriff's Office

MACON, Ga. -- Bibb County deputies arrested a Lizella woman on Saturday for alleged drug and shoplifting-related charges.

A sheriff's report says that deputies got a shoplifting call at the Zebulon Rd. Walmart in Macon. On the way there, a deputy got in touch with 27-year-old Courtney Cranford in the State Bank parking before taking her back to the Walmart.

Walmart loss prevention associates told deputies that when Cranford walked into the store that day, she was recognized as the suspect who reportedly stole $1,257.68 worth of items from Walmart on Thursday, May 24, the report says.

Loss prevention employees gave deputies photos and a receipt from the May 24 theft. The report says Cranford can be clearly seen in the surveillance evidence.

A deputy showed the photos to Cranford and read her Miranda rights before searching through her purse, which contained two stolen root beers and a stolen phone accessory, the report says. The deputy gave the items back to Walmart.

According to the report, Cranford was also carrying three hypodermic needles and a green plastic spoon with crystallized residue which testing showed to contain methamphetamine.

Deputies turned the drug items over to the crime lab and took Cranford to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

According to the report, Cranford was charged with possession and use of drug-related objects, methamphetamine possession and theft by shoplifting on both misdemeanor and felony charges.


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