Shoplifting incident leads to drug arrest

By Staff reports

Police investigating reports of a shoplifting at a St. Albans department store on Tuesday ended up charging a Dunbar man with drug possession.

Officers went to Kmart around 8:30 p.m. after store security said two men were trying to hide merchandise. Police stopped the men as they were leaving the store, Capt. James Agee of the St. Albans Police Department said

Officers searched Cory M. Marshall, 21, of Dunbar, and found 49 Clonazepam pills, Xanax, crack cocaine and heroin, Agee said. He said Marshall also had $1,500 in cash.

Marshall was arrested and charged with four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He was at the South Central Regional Jail this morning, with bail set at $100,000.

Agee said the other man allegedly had several CDs in his possession, worth about $76. He said the CDs were recovered, but could not be resold. The man was charged in St. Albans Municipal Court with simple possession of marijuana and first-offense shoplifting.

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