Register Staff Report
BEREA — Walmart employees called police Thursday after they found suspected illegal drugs in a store dressing room.
Police later charged Kelley Dillard, 30, of Shopville with first-degree possession and trafficking in a controlled substance, according to a Berea Police Department news release.
The employees went into the dressing room after Dillard left it, and inside they found a container with several balloons with an unknown substance inside them, the release stated.
Officers took the container to the police department and tested the balloons’ contents, where it was determined to be heroin, it stated.
A short time later, police were called back to Walmart because Dillard returned to the store. When she learned police had been called, she reportedly ran to a vehicle and drove away. Officers later located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.
Dillard was taken to the police department to be interviewed where she admitted the container was hers, the news release stated.
Woman charged with methamphetamine possession
Police charged Tina Stewart, 45, of Irvine with first-degree possession Friday, after they were called to a residence on the 100 block of Jason Circle to assist EMS with a medical emergency.
According to the release, the officers located Stewart in a restroom. Two small plastic bags with a white substance inside, a syringe and two spoons were also found in the restroom. The white substance field tested positive for methamphetamine, the police report stated.
Man charged with receiving stolen property
Thursday, police arrested Fatin Menhaz, 19, of Berea, in connection with the theft of a computer, valued at $1,149, from Berea College.
The officers were called to the Greyhound Bus Station, where they located Menhaz, but he did not have the computer with him. Menhaz told the officers he had pawned the computer in Richmond for $270, the police report stated.
Menhaz was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000.
The computer was located and returned to Berea College.
Menhaz was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained as of Tuesday evening.
On Sunday, a resident of the 700 block of Jefferson Street reported items were stolen from a detached garage. Estimated loss: $300.
A resident of the 100 block of Pasco Street reported that items were stolen from a parked vehicle Saturday night. Estimated loss: $700.
On June 19, a resident in the 400 block of Chestnut Street reported items were stolen from inside a parked vehicle. Estimated loss: $1,200.