Man arrested for stealing, drinking beer in Wal-Mart charged with possession of crack

Corey Samples / Bibb County Sheriff's Office (MGN)

MACON, Ga. -- A man was arrested Sunday after authorities say he cracked open a beer in a Macon Wal-Mart and starting drinking it without paying for it.

According to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office incident report, a loss prevention official at the store contacted the sheriff's office at around 10 a.m. after they spotted Corey Samples pushing a shopping cart around the store while drinking a Coors Light he took off of the shelf.

The store official told responding deputies that he knew Samples could not have paid for the beer because it was before 12:30 p.m. on a Sunday, when alcoholic beverages cannot be sold.

Deputies took Samples into custody for shoplifting. While being searched by jail staff, a small baggie of what appeared to be crack cocaine was found in the pocket of his pants.

In response, Samples told authorities that the pants he was wearing were not his.

The baggie of the substance was taken to the crime lab as evidence and another warrant for possession of a schedule II drug was put out on Samples.

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