Two arrested after banned shopper returns to store

Kenton A. Wilson. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

A Columbus man’s return to Walmart after being banned, led to two arrests on drug charges over the weekend.

Columbus police are reporting that they were called to the store on Whitfield Drive at about 4:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon and found 30-year-old Kenton A. Wilson inside a van in the parking lot. As officers talked to Wilson and his passenger, 28-year-old Alexa A. Hicks, they noticed narcotics inside the vehicle.

A search revealed two bags of methamphetamine, syringes and drug paraphernalia in the van. Wilson and Hicks are facing preliminary charges for possessing the drugs and paraphernalia. Wilson is also being charged with criminal trespassing.

Alexa A. Hicks. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.