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Shoplifting call ends with drug arrest

by Minden Press-Herald



A woman allegedy shoplifting from Walmart is also in trouble with the law for alleged drug possession.

Minden Police arrested 51-year-old Janie Bynog, of the 50 block of McArthur, for theft of goods, possession of Schedule II CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to reports, the loss prevention officer contacted police when he caught Bynog attempting to take items from the store that she had not paid for. Police Chief Steve Cropper says Officer Brandon Coker went to Walmart to speak with Bynog about the incident.
“She had four or five items on her person that she had not paid for,” he said. “When the loss prevention officer caught her, he took her to his office and called us. Bynog had already admitted to taking merchandise to the loss prevention officer.”

Cropper says she was placed under arrest and her person and purse were searched to make sure she had no weapons or contraband. During the search of her purse, Coker discovered a small bag of suspected methamphetamine and a syringe.

“He questioned Bynog about the drugs and she admitted they were hers,” he said.
She was taken to police headquarters for booking and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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