Man caught with drugs after trying to steal from store

3 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Monday, March 30 2015 Mar 30, 2015 Monday, March 30, 2015 3:25:00 AM CDT March 30, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Authorities said a Springfield man was caught with meth after trying to steal a cart full of merchandise from a business.

The Springfield News-Leader reported 30-year-old Joe Walters is charged with felony stealing and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

According to a probable cause statement, Walters and another man were stopped as they were trying to leave Wal-Mart without paying for more than $1,300 worth of food and general merchandise. The other man fled, but Walters was detained.

Officers found two baggies of suspected meth and unused needles on Walters. Police said Walters told them he intended to deliver the meth to others and bring the money back to a different man.

It wasn't immediately clear if Walters has an attorney

 

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