Police in one eastern community discovered one of their recent baseball card shoplifting arrests may have had another hobby.
From the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, MD:
A man detained Friday by loss prevention officials at Wal-Mart in Martinsburg, West Virginia for allegedly attempting to shoplift baseball cards was later found in possession of heroin, $1,535 in cash and two mobile phones, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.
Chad Lee Lamp, 26, of 3028 Winchester Ave., was arraigned by Magistrate Jo Ann Overington on one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Overington set a $50,000 bond for Lamp, who Martinsburg Police Department Patrolman D.L. English said in a complaint was convicted of shoplifting in March 2005.
Though the drug was individually packaged, English said the man denied he was selling it, and denied that the money belonged to him, according to the officer’s complaint.
Lamp also told police he didn’t have a job, English said.