Shoplifter nabbed with illegal drugs

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An alleged shoplifter faces drug trafficking charges after Brantford police seized nearly $3,000 worth of drugs, including fentanyl, crack cocaine, hydromorphone and crystal meth.

On Wednesday, July 4, just after 5 p.m., Brantford Police Service received a 911 call from a business on Clarence Street regarding a shoplifting incident.

A woman concealed various items in her purse and left the store without paying for them. The loss prevention officer arrested her for shoplifting. She tried to flee from the store and became aggressive.

Police officers arrived and arrested her without incident. During the arrest the accused was found to be in possession of Xanax pills worth $20, nine 4-mg pills of hydromorphone contin worth $45, 32 3-mg pills of hydromorphone contin worth $96, 22 packages of marijuana resin worth $660, 9.42 grams of crack cocaine worth $942, 11.2 grams of fentanyl worth $2,800 and 58.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine worth $8,715.

The accused was also currently bound by court order with conditions. A 28-year-old Brantford female is charged with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of probation, five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule I substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule II substance, and possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule IV substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

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