Couple Arrested in Steubenville After Allegedly Attempting to Buy Other Customers' Groceries in Exchange for Cash
Two people were behind bars on Wednesday morning after one of them allegedly attempted to purchase other customers' groceries for them on her West Virginia Mountain State Card in exchange for cash.
Steubenville police responded to the Steubenville Kroger store on Tuesday in response to calls of a woman offering to buy customers' groceries on her card in exchange for cash.
When police got there, Jade Strickland reportedly told police that she came to Steubenville from Follansbee to pick up her ex-boyfriend and was low on gas and needed cash.
After a search of her car, however, police found a hypodermic needle, a metal spoon containing suspected drug residue, cotton, and several clear pieces of plastic bag containing suspected drug residue.
Strickland is charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her ex-boyfriend, Shawn Jacob Scott, allegedly had a hypodermic needle in his pocket as well as a small, and a folded cellophane wrapper of unused heroin in his wallet. Scott is charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments.