Drugs found during shoplifting arrest at Columbus store

Lacey C. Campbell. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus woman caught shoplifting in Walmart is now facing drug-related charges.

Columbus police report that they were called to the Whitfield Drive store at about 4:50 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, after a woman was noticed removing price tags from items and putting them in her purse.

Police say that 32-year-old Lacey C. Campbell tried to leave the store without paying, where she was stopped by police. While recovering the items from her purse, officers reportedly discovered methamphetamine and hydrocodone.

Campbell is facing charges of theft and drug possession.