An Evarts woman is facing multiple charges including possession of methamphetamine after allegedly shoplifting items from Walmart.
Rachel Leanne Ledford, 29, was arrested on Tuesday by Harlan City Police Officer Tyler Hensley.
According to the citation, Walmart employee Casey Tackett observed Ledford concealing multiple items in her purse. She was then observed passing all point of sales without paying for the concealed items. She was found to have taken a total of 19 items valued at a total of $189.29. She also had a Samsung Galaxy cell phone and case in her possession valued at $184.44 that was stolen from Walmart on June 4. She was also found in possession of a pink wallet, which she advised belonged to her. The wallet contained a small bag with a white crystal like substance which appeared to be methamphetamine.
Ledford was charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500, receiving stolen property under $500 and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity, police are looking for information concerning explosive game cameras.
According to a press release, the Kentucky State Police, Post 10 is investigating a case involving game cameras equipped with explosive devices. These cameras have been placed in wooded areas in Harlan County. Police are asking for the public’s assistance with information on who is placing these cameras.
Anybody with information concerning this case may contact the Kentucky State Police at 606-573-3131.
The case is still under investigation by Kentucky State Police.
Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde